The official confirmation of the stop the production of the “old” Xbox One. Some regular readers may recall that in July 2020 we wrote: “Xbox One X and One S All Digital are officially discontinued. The only model that will continue to be produced and distributed globally will be the Xbox One S, as confirmed by a Microsoft spokesperson.”
From Redmond, therefore, came the stop to the production of two-thirds of the outgoing consoles a few weeks after the debut of the Xbox Series X | S. At the time, however, it was not communicated that Microsoft at the end of 2020, so a few months later, would also stop the production of the surviving Xbox One S, probably the only one that in a market impoverished by the chip crisis would have been (more) simple to produce.
Farewell to all Xbox One at the end of 2020 it was now confined to the colleagues of theverge.com from Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox product marketing:
We stopped production on all Xbox Ones at the end of 2020 in order to focus on producing the Xbox Series X | S.
Who knows that Microsoft did not regret the choice a few months later, when it became clear that the chip crisis was more serious than one could have imagined at first and that it would last a long time, so much to determine the incredible shortage of the latest generation consoles. Although therefore, more than a year after the launch of Xbox Series X there are none and the availability of Series S is intermittent, Microsoft now finds itself without an alternative proposal having decided to stop the production of the only console in the range with more chances of being assembled without too much trouble in terms of supplies.
It was better for Sony, who has probably been luckier with programming. In Tokyo they had foreseen the discontinuity of the PlayStation 4 at the end of 2021, but, according to what emerged yesterday thanks to Bloomberg, it was decided to extend the production by another year, that is for the whole of 2022, to make up for the lack of PlayStation 5.