Microsoft Has Stopped Making Xbox One X, S All-Digital Edition

Posted on July 18, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One, Xbox Series X with 5 Comments

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Microsoft has confirmed that it has halted the manufacture of all current-generation Xbox consoles models except for the Xbox One S.

“As we ramp up 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,” a Microsoft spokesperson said. “Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”

Microsoft launched the original Xbox One in November 2013 with a focus on 1080p video gaming, digital content, and Blu-Ray-based video. The Xbox One S debuted in 2016, offering a svelter and white form factor—you may recall I once referred to it as “the perfect thing”—and, more important, gaming upscaling from 1080p to 4K, 4K digital video and Blu-Ray playback, and HDR support.

In August 2017, Microsoft retired the original Xbox One and then unleashed the Xbox One X, which for the first time provided gaming in 4K. The final Xbox One model, called the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, arrived in April 2019 and was essentially an Xbox One S minus the Blu-Ray disc drive.

With this week’s retirement of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, only the platform’s most popular model, the Xbox One S, is still being made. And perhaps Microsoft plans to keep it in the market, at least for the short term, as a low-cost alternative to the Xbox Series X.

Also possible: Microsoft is rumored to be making a lower-cost version of the Xbox Series X that might be called the Xbox Series S, and that could take the place of the Xbox One S at the low-end of the Xbox lineup over time.

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5 responses to “Microsoft Has Stopped Making Xbox One X, S All-Digital Edition”

  1. Elan Gabriel

    "Microsoft launched the original Xbox One in November 2013 with a focus on 1080p video gaming and digital content and 4K Blu-Ray-based video".

    Original Xbox had just a basic Blu-ray drive, the S introduced the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive support.

  2. Mike_Peluso

    I am fascinated at the idea that they went with the S vs the x. With cost reductions since it introduction, I would think that the x would make the perfect entry level console once the new generation starts.

    • hassan_timite

      In reply to Mike_Peluso:

      It should be related to the fact that Xcloud run on Xbox One based blade servers. And as long as Xcloud Will be based on Xbox One, i guess that Microsoft Will release Xbox one S optimised games and strongly support Xbox One s. However once Xcloud Will be upgraded to Xbox Series X or S based balades, they Will stop supporting Xbox One S.

  3. Terrence_Cole

    That's so SAD...