Xbox One line is discontinued and not being manufactured, says Microsoft

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What you need to know

  • Xbox One consoles are officially no longer being manufactured by Microsoft.
  • According to the company, it stopped making any more of them back in 2020.
  • The remaining Xbox One consoles you see on store shelves are leftover stock.

It's official: The Xbox One era is over, at least as far as manufacturing is concerned. No more models of the Xbox One are being manufactured by Microsoft, and apparently, that's been the case since the end of 2020.

In a statement to The Verge, Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, said the following: "To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020."

That means all Xbox One, Xbox One X, and Xbox One S models are all officially in the rearview mirror for Microsoft. The Xbox One consoles you see lining store shelves are simply what remains of the stock produced long ago.

This statement from Microsoft comes not long after the news that Sony will keep up PS4 production given the ongoing shortage of PS5s available for purchase.

If you're interested in grabbing one of the (now legacy) Xbox One consoles, what stock is out there is all the stock that's out there and you shouldn't expect more to appear in circulation unless otherwise noted by Microsoft. Alternatively, you can choose to go with the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which remain the company's focus for the foreseeable future.

And if you're not interested in any Xbox consoles but still want access to the best Xbox Game Pass games, just stick with a PC. After all, 2021 was the best year for PCs since 2012, so the platform's doing as well as ever.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

26 Comments
  • Still using an XBOX one. I will never upgrade. Don't need an S, series s or x.
    They don't improve anything for me. I mostly play retrogames. So i'm fine with that. later
    -1
  • Ummm okay.... Might as well stick with snake on your ti-83.
  • MirageOS for life, baby
  • Eh?
    https://mirage.io
  • Yeah I'm still on the 360 and I'll never upgrade.
  • Wow, I can't even stand booting that thing up. Just the dashboard takes forever to load and is so painful to use.
  • Enjoy your 45 second to 3 minute load times then. Oh, and also you aren't allowed to stream any future games. That would be using an X.
  • I miss the autosign-in via face recognition (basically Hello), HDMI-in for total entertainment voice control w/o using Alexa or Google, and family Skype on the giant screen TV all thanks to Kinect. But for gaming, Series X is much better: instant load and instant resume (no need to load a saved game, just picks up where I was last time I quit the game). That's a real game changer for changing games.
  • Not to mention, especially for his use case of "retrogames", auto hdr, fps boost, and vrr. They've done so much with the series consoles to improve the experience of all previous generations of xbox consoles. The only thing missing is kinect and that is no longer supported anyway. I could almost understand if he had said 360 or OG xbox because there are some classic games that aren't on the back compat list. But an xbox one is just a severely gimped series x/s
  • Great points and you're absolutely correct. I can't use VRR on my TV, but can running older 1080p games at 60fps is a huge improvement. I don't think auto-HDR is anywhere near as good as native HDR in games designed for it, but it too is a welcome advance. Those things really do make a difference.
  • Oooh, that is actually funny, repeating that today.
    Talk of rubbing it in.
    Who was it with the bit about "we believe in generations"? :D
    Or about not wanting to hold back the new games by making them cross generation? (Not totally true, though. MS stopped *marketing* all XB1 models in mid 2020, but they kept on building the Digital only ones for use in the xcloud servers for a few more months after they stopped making the rest. Up until early '21 apparently.) BTW, swung by the local Walmart yesterday and the XBOX areas were fully stocked: games, accessories, and Series S. No XB1s. Haven't seen those anywhere since XMAS 2020.
  • I wonder if this means the Gamestop deal to sell for $200 cash will continue for a while.
  • got $240 cash from them
  • Frankly, good riddance.
  • Xbox Series S has basically replaced the One S.
  • That makes sense...Xbox One really hasn't been selling since 2019 anyways
  • Or ever for that matter...
  • "Apparently this has been the case since 2020" Pretty sure we knew this already?
  • Yes we did. It was all over and a big fuss was made over it.
    16 July 2020:
    https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-discontinues-xbox-one-x-and-xbo... Which is why it's funny coming on the heels of the bloomberg report.
  • The distinction here being that we didn't know the One S (not all-digital) was discontinued as well.
  • Yes, I had those two swapped. Braincramp.
    But we knew the One S was discontinued when they switched the xcloud servers to Anaconda blades. The last OneS boxes shipped to retailers were in 2020.
  • I still use my One S. Works great. I don't play games everyday
  • The nomenclature of the Xbox consoles needs overhauling. It's getting difficult to keep track of the timeline of their products from the names.
  • Then you're going to hate the reveal of the Xbox Two S Slim.
  • I thought it was supposed to be XBOX Series X Digital Edition Elite 2TB. 😇
  • We have the original Xbox One w/Kinect. No reason to upgrade since Microsoft completely abandoned everything that made it attractive for us to GET an Xbox in the first place. When ours finally bites the dust, we'll have more room on our livingroom entertainment center. My wife will probably add more decorations.