Microsoft confirmed that the production of all models of the Xbox One console has ceased. In a statement sent to the portal The Verge, Microsoft said it ended production of the latest Xbox One S consoles in late 2020.
Prior to the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Microsoft stopped producing the Xbox One S consoles and the digital Xbox One Series S.
“We stopped all production of Xbox One consoles at the end of 2020 to focus on manufacturing the Xbox Series X / S,” said Cindy Walker, Xbox’s senior director of marketing in a statement sent to the portal. The Verge.
The confirmation of the cessation of production of the different models of the Xbox One console occurs in a context in which, according to a report from the portal Bloomberg, Sony will continue with the production of the PS4 until 2022, year in which it expects to manufacture around 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles.
The models in question will be the so-called PS4 Slim. Sony confirmed in early 2021 that discontinued production of the PS4 Pro, an improved version of the PS4 Slim, and similar in specifications to the Xbox One X.
By discontinuing production of the Xbox One and PS4, Microsoft and Sony are looking to focus on manufacturing the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5 (PS5) consoles, affected by shortages of microchips and electronic components. The shortage has caused both consoles to be resold above their suggested price of between $ 399 (digital PS5) and $ 499 (Xbox Series X and PS5).