It’s not unusual for manufacturing on consoles to cease after a new generation of hardware arrives, but for the Xbox One, its end came much sooner. Microsoft discontinued production on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X just before the launch of the Xbox Series X|S consoles, allowing for retailers to finish selling any remaining stock of the last-gen devices.
“To focus on production of Xbox Series X|S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” senior director of Xbox console product marketing Cindy Walker confirmed to The Verge.
In comparison to Microsoft, Nintendo only discontinued its 3DS console manufacturing three years after the Switch launched, while Sony still plans to produce around a million PS4 consoles in 2022.
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Author: Darryn Bonthuys