Software giant Microsoft has said that it has stopped the production of all the Xbox One consoles. The company had stopped manufacturing the Xbox One X and the digital Xbox One S before the launch of its Xbox Series X and then had also stopped manufacturing the Xbox One S without any intimation towards the end of 2020. Due to this the retailers did not have a choice than to sell the stock that was remaining.
Cindy Walker, the senior director of Xbox console product marketing, in a statement to a leading daily said that it will be focusing on the production of its Xbox Series X/S and that they had stopped the production of all the Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020. The confirmation from Microsoft came when reports came out that Sony is planning to end the production of its PlayStation 4 at the end of 2021. But the fact is that Sony will continue to produce its PlayStation 4 as it continues to face a crisis in terms of producing the popular PlayStation 5. In 2022, the company is expected to produce nearly 1 million of the PS4 consoles.
The reports have surfaced as the companies Sony and Microsoft struggle to keep up with the demand for their Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 consoles. Meanwhile, Microsoft seems to be able to meet the demand for the Xbox Series S. Reports say that the console is in stock at the Amazon in the United Kingdom and at the Best Buy in the United States.
Phil Spencer, the Xbox chief while talking at the launch of the Xbox Series X/S in 2020 had said that the company had manufactured more of the Xbox Series X consoles that the Series S. But he added that the lower price point of the Series S would work in its favor. The ultimate focus of the company is to quietly discontinue the Xbox One S to make way for the next generation consoles.
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