It looks like Microsoft is moving some resources around to focus on the next generation of consoles, including the Xbox Series X, which is on track to launch later this year.
Speaking to the Verge, Microsoft has confirmed that production is winding down on two models: Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-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,” says a Microsoft spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”
The Verge mentions that there has been a recent shortage of both units in recent weeks. So while production ramps down on these two models, you are still able to find them in stores and should be able to nab one for some time.
Back in 2017, Microsoft added the Xbox One X to the family of consoles, citing it as being the most advanced, and most powerful console on the market.
The Xbox One S All-Digital Edition launched just last year, removing the disc reader and adding a large hard drive for digital content. Microsoft was so confident in this unit that they included it as part of their Xbox All Access package that came with the console, games, and Xbox Live for one low price.
While these two consoles are winding down, production is ramping up for the Xbox Series X and the rumoured Lockhart console, the next-gen, less powerful version of the Series X. Word is that the focus on getting these units out to consumers and the pricing is a huge part of the marketing for the next generation.