Microsoft is ending production of the “Xbox One X” and “Xbox One S All-Digital Edition” consoles as the company prepares to launch the Xbox Series X.
In a statement (via Engadget), the company said: “As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.” However, the production of the Xbox One S will continue, and it’ll be sold in all supported markets for the foreseeable future.
The news comes after several reports revealing shortage of stock for both consoles. Although Microsoft is discontinuing these consoles, you’ll still be able to purchase the Xbox One X and Xbox One S (digital) at any retail store with units available. However, if you want one of these consoles, you’ll need to act fast, as they’ll be available while supply last and in limited quantity.
The move is logical, since it wouldn’t make a lot sense to continue to produce older consoles when the demand is expected to shift in the coming months with the release of the Xbox Series X, which is more powerful than the Xbox One X. Also, the Xbox Series S is expected to launch in August, and it’s said to have been designed to replace the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.