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Microsoft quietly discontinued all Xbox One manufacturing in 2020

Xbox Gone.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

January 13, 2022

1 Min Read

Microsoft quietly halted production of Xbox One consoles in 2020 to focus on manufacturing current-generation hardware.

The company confirmed the move in a statement to The Verge, explaining it has made producing Xbox Series X | S hardware its top priority.

"To focus on production of Xbox Series X | S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020," commented senior director of Xbox console product marketing, Cindy Walker.

The Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and Xbox One are still able to play newer titles due to Microsoft's focus on cross-platform play, but we now know it has been over a year since new units rolled off the production line.

The news comes shortly after Bloomberg reported that Sony would be doing precisely the opposite, with the Japanese company apparently looking to address the PlayStation 5 shortage by producing more PlayStation 4 consoles.

Earlier this month, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said the Xbox Series X | S is now the best-selling Xbox generation, and indicated the company has worked hard to bolster its supply chains.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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