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.