Xbox One Officially Discontinued As Series X/S Sales Soar

Xbox One S

The Xbox One served us well over the last seven years, but it appears the console is now officially finished. A year after the grand launch of the next-gen Series X and Series S consoles, Microsoft confirmed the end of production on the Xbox One in a recent statement to The Verge. Manufacturers are said to have quietly stopped producing all versions of the console by the end of 2020, with retailers’ lingering units being the last available in the wild.

​“To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” senior director of Xbox console product marketing Cindy Walker said in a statement. The end of the Xbox One isn’t too surprising as most of the last-gen line had been phased out over time. The original VCR-esque iteration was ditched in 2017, while the newer X and All-Digital S models retired shortly before the next-gen Series X/S launch.

Xbox Series X/S Launch

The end of Xbox One occurs shortly after a New York Times interview with Phil Spencer, which saw the Xbox boss delve into the company’s relationship with Activision as well as the amazing sales success of the new-gen Series consoles. According to Spencer, supply for the dual-release is currently “as big as it’s ever been,” saying, “We’ve sold more of this generation of Xboxes, which is Xbox Series X and S, than we had any previous version of Xboxes.”

To put matters in perspective, this achievement is all the more impressive under the current pandemic, which introduced numerous challenges to hardware makers such as supply chain shortages and legions of malicious scalpers. It’s surely a bummer to see the Xbox One finish its run, but the new Xbox does pretty well to carry its torch, touting backward compatibility and enhancements for the entire last-gen library, well, minus the Kinect.

​What do you think? Are you bummed to see the Xbox One officially end production, or are you just glad that the Series X/S has proven to be a worthy successor? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!​

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