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Microsoft Ends Production of Xbox Ones

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Microsoft Ends Production of Xbox Ones

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Debuted in 2013, the Xbox One, playfully dubbed the “Xbone” by some, was Microsoft’s successor to the Xbox 360. In comparison to the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One faced challenges due to its higher cost and somewhat limited launch lineup. Nevertheless, over time, it managed to carve out a space for itself, providing Microsoft valuable insights into player behaviors that influenced the development of the Xbox Series X and, notably, the Game Pass subscription service.

As time progresses, Microsoft recognizes the need to move on from its older offerings. That’s why today, Microsoft announced the discontinuation of all Xbox One production to concentrate exclusively on crafting Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.

“In order to prioritize the production of Xbox Series X/S, we ceased all Xbox One manufacturing by the conclusion of 2020,” as conveyed by Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, in a statement to The Verge.

The production of both Xbox One X and Xbox One S was terminated by the end of 2020, with any remaining units on store shelves marking the end of an era. By discontinuing older console generations, Microsoft aims to redirect their resources towards manufacturing the Series X and Series S consoles to meet market demands.

Interestingly, as per a Bloomberg report, Sony had contemplated a similar strategy of halting PlayStation 4 production to focus on PlayStation 5, but ultimately decided against it. Sony continues to produce PS4 consoles and intends to do so at least through the remainder of 2022, even though managing the production of both PS4s and PS5s may strain their already delicate supply chain.

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