Sad news today, as it emerges that the Xbox One production line is officially over. There will be no new Xbox One consoles produced by Microsoft, marking the end of its time as a ‘current’ console. Of course, this doesn’t mean that new games won’t release on the Xbox One; just that it’s no longer being produced in factories. Join us as we look at the sad end of the Xbox One’s production.
Xbox One Production Line Officially Ended in 2020
As it turns out, today wasn’t the day that Xbox One production ceased. Instead, that was back in October 2020, when the Xbox Series X/S first launched. However, this information only went public today, hence why it’s such a big deal to Xbox fans.
In an interview with The Verge, Senior Director of Xbox Console Product Marketing, Cindy Walker, confirmed the news. “We stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” she says. That was “to focus on production of Xbox Series X/S,” she also confirmed. It’s interesting that the public didn’t learn this until today, as it happened so long ago.
The final Xbox One model still in production was the discless Xbox One S. This was a digital-only precursor to the Series S, which did away with the disc drive. Instead, it was a digital-only Xbox One variant, priced accordingly at a lower cost. Before that, the Xbox One X ceased production in early 2020, while the base launch versions disappeared in 2017.
It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise though, as you’d be hard-pressed to find an Xbox One brand-new in a store. Even though the Series X remains elusive, the Series S is far more common online and in-person. However, Microsoft has taken a starkly different stance to Sony, who is still continuing PS4 production today. The company’s move is to accommodate a lack of PS5 stock, while the abundance of Series S consoles mean Xbox is focusing on its next-gen hardware instead.