Following rumors from the last few weeks, Microsoft announced today that it’s discontinuing production of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S Digital Edition. “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,” the company said in a statement to The Verge and other gaming sites. “Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”
This doesn’t mean that the One X and One S Digital will instantly disappear from store shelves. Microsoft says gamers can check with retailers for the availability of their current stock. Instead, this news signals that Microsoft is shifting production priority towards the next-generation Xbox Series X. It wouldn’t make sense to keep building older consoles when demand will shift to the new hotness in a few months, right?
In particular, it makes sense for Microsoft to start moving away from the Xbox One X now. It’s still the company’s most powerful console, but at this point, gamers who demand the most power are likely waiting for the Series X this fall
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