Microsoft has announced that it is discontinuing the production of the Xbox One S and the second one Xbox One X digital edition. As per a statement, which was given by Microsoft’s spokesperson, “As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we are taking the natural step off stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All- Edition. Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”
Microsoft has planned a game showcase that is about the upcoming Xbox Series X for July 23, just like what Sony did with the showcase event of PS5 games previous month. It will do same for the Xbox Series X as Sony showed all the PS5 console and accessories.
Microsoft will also offer their subscribers an opportunity to upgrade to new console. The software maker is also expected to launch a less powerful and cheaper next-gen Xbox.
Codenamed “Lockhart”, this is the name for the second Xbox, which is more likely to form a big part of Microsoft’s pricing approach for its latest and the next gen Xbox plans.
A disc-less version of the Xbox One S was launched in April last year as Xbox One S All Digital Edition. For this same console, the reports have suggested that the sales were strong and a total amount of $19.99 monthly was bundled by Microsoft for Xbox All Access subscription that will include Xbox Game Pass Ultimate access.
But firstly, Microsoft introduced on November 2017 the Xbox One X. It was well-designed and created as “the world’s most powerful console”. For the 6 teraflop Xbox One X, Microsoft focused mainly on the power and the hardware.
In the recent weeks, it has been noticed there is a shortage of Xbox One S and Xbox One X according the reports and there has been an increased demand during the covid-29 pandemic for Microsoft and Sony current-gen consoles.
Another spokesperson of Microsoft says – “Gamers can check with their local retailers for more details on Xbox One hardware availability.”
Most probably, the stocks for some retailers will still be available in the coming months irrespective of whether the production is ending for Xbox One X and the Xbox One S digital edition.