Original Xbox One no longer available new from Microsoft's online store

The original Xbox One is no longer available new from the online U.S. Microsoft Store. As spotted by Console Deals, the listing has been straight up removed from the U.S. store, leaving only refurbished models available for $199 (opens in new tab). The original console release appears to be on the way out in the UK as well, with the current listing returning an "out of stock" (opens in new tab) message.

The move comes a year after Microsoft introduced the Xbox One S, more svelte refresh of the Xbox One, updated with HDR support and a UHD Blu-ray player. Even after its introduction, the original Xbox One remained on sale as a cheaper alternative. But with the One S offering much more bang for your buck and the impending launch of Xbox One X, it makes sense that Microsoft would shift towards making One S the de facto entry-level Xbox.

Filling in at the high end will be the Xbox One X, which just opened up for preorders this past weekend. With 6 teraflops of power, Microsoft is positioning the One X as a premium console for gamers that want the best-looking console experience for their games. Since preorders opened, Microsoft says the response to Xbox One X has been overwhelming, noting it is the fastest-selling Xbox preorder ever (opens in new tab).

If you're on the lookout for an original model, you can still grab a refurbished unit from Microsoft, and retailers are sure to have sporadic units floating around. But as the original Xbox One and its turbulent history ride into the sunset, One S and One X are positioned to carry the torch forward with a better outlook.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I assumed they stopped making these when they launches the One S.
  • So did I. For me I really enjoy my Xbox one day one edition and I think the low sales don't do the console justice and I hope the Xbox one x turns things around for Microsoft and they also give us some great new and old ips going forward
  • Me too.  I thought production of the original XBOne stopped when the One S was introduced.  Was this just older stock selling through?  (Didn't have any issues with the original One - have 3 including a Day One edition - but the One S is so much nicer.)
  • I wanted an Xbox One for gaming before Xbox One S launched, i had my low end PC for browsing and movies, got a high end pc instead this last year beacause mouse and keyboard for life!
  • I'm buying a extremely high end gaming PC, but I'm still gonna buy the xbox one x, sometimes I just enjoy kicking back on the couch and being more chilled with a console controller in your hand. I never understood why people can't like both
  • I imagine it is more about price. I have always enjoyed games on the Xbox, but I still have a decent mid-end PC for gaming and work related tasks. The games I play on PC don't tend to need a complete beast build. Being a working professional I have always found a way to justify the cost of both because I like both.
  • I'm a college student learning film studies and graphic design and my PC is the hub for all things i do at home, media device, mass storage of files, gaming, photo and video editing, I use an Asus GL 552 for college, so buying a console after that would be stupid(also i don't have a couch or 1080p / 4K TV, I have an old Onida CRT TV), also I've been using Windows since the 95,98 versions (im 19 but I've used older OSs from 3rd and 4th grade), so i'm more comfortable with the desktop OS and thus mouse and keyboard. Cheers!
  • If you only use a mouse and keyboard you're missing out.
  • Green mushroom for you axmantim.  I agree 100 percent.  Touchscreen is AWESOME for photo and video editing...SOOOOO much better than mouse and keyboard.
  • More than even just that. There's always a best tool for the job, mouse and keyboard work with MOST things, but there are a lot of situations where I'd rather a controller, a stick, or many other peripherals/IO
  • agreed.  That is why I would never goto MacOS.  Keyboard and mouse shortcuts suck compared to faster easier inputs,  and even then their touchpad gesturing is pure sewage.   Even on my little ole dell 2 in 1...I can use inking with a non active stylus and do a decent job that way,  way better than trying to write with a mouse on mac.   My next device,  most likely a surface book will be AWESOME.   
  • This headline scared me. I thought Microsoft removed the Windows Store from the Xbox, not the other way around...
  • That's how I read it to bob.....THANK GOD it's the other way around!!!! awesome you got a downvote for an observation!  I will green mushroom you back to zero!  take care!