Yes, Microsoft Stopped Making the Xbox One in 2020

Posted on January 13, 2022 by Paul Thurrott in Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X with 6 Comments

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Not sure why this is news per se, but Microsoft confirmed this week that it stopped making Xbox One consoles over a year ago.

More specifically, we already knew that Microsoft had stopped manufacturing the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All Digital Edition when it introduced the Xbox Series X|S in November 2020. But now we know that it also stopped making the standard Xbox One S around that time as well.

“To focus on the production of Xbox Series X|S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” Xbox senior director Cindy Walker told The Verge.

One assumes that that publication asked because Sony recently said that it would continue making its previous-generation PlayStation 4 console through the end of 2022 to make up for limited PlayStation 5 availability. But Microsoft is meeting Xbox Series X|S demand by making more of the less expensive Xbox Series S console; as Phil Spencer explained, Microsoft “can actually build more of the Series S in the same die space [that] we can the Series X.”

As you were.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Yes, Microsoft Stopped Making the Xbox One in 2020”

  1. christianwilson

    Thank you for making an accurate headline instead of making it sound like this just happened like all the other news outlets are doing.

  2. mikegalos

    Apparently, you thought it was news, Paul, or you wouldn't have made it a front page story.

    • jchampeau

      All articles on are "front page" when they are posted. That's how the site works.

  3. kjb434

    The end of an era. Broadcast live TV can no longer be watched on the XBox.

  4. madthinus

    Plus the Series S at $299 is far better value than any of the Xbox One's

    • spacein_vader

      Agreed. My only hope is that WDs monopoly deal on Series S/X storage ends soon and anyone can sell us a gen4 NVME drive that will work for a sensible price.