Microsoft stops manufacturing all Xbox One consoles

Microsoft has stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles to focus on producing its next-generation consoles.
“We stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020 to focus on production of Xbox Series X|S,” said Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox Console Product Marketing.

Microsoft originally discontinued its Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S ahead of the Xbox Series X launch in 2020.

The US-based software giant had launched two models of its Xbox Series X in November 2020, seven years after the debut of the previous version, to capture a pandemic-driven boom in consumer spending on games.

However, several industries across the world are facing the brunt of an unprecedented shortage in semiconductor microchips, causing a delay in delivery for several products.

In November, the Nikkei business daily reported that Nintendo will make 20 percent fewer Switch games consoles than planned because of the supply crunch.