In a statement sent to The Verge, Microsoft confirmed it halted production of all Xbox One consoles. These include the Xbox One S and X.
This wasn’t a recent decision. According to senior director of Xbox console product marketing Cindy Walker, Microsoft halted Xbox One production at the end of 2020.
Since then, the company put all of its production efforts toward the newer Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.
“To focus on production of Xbox Series X/S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” said Walker.
Even so, the Xbox Series X remains difficult to find on store shelves. Part of the blame lies on processor manufacturing, which continues to struggle to meet demand.
Then there are supply chain concerns. From a lack of truck drivers to clogged-up seaports, the supply chain has seen its fair share of stresses in the last two years.
We have seen steadier Xbox Series S supply, however. According to Xbox head Phil Spencer, that is because Microsoft can build more Series S processors in the same chip die space as it can the Series X.
Regardless, Microsoft isn’t alone with production struggles. A recent report stated Sony opted to continue PlayStation 4 production to hopefully lessen PlayStation 5 demand.
Whether that comes to fruition is a different matter.
When he’s not writing up news, Williams is taking a walk around the neighborhood with his wife and his dog. Either that, or drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Or both.