Microsoft has now responded to the reports stating Xbox One is no longer in production. Microsoft replied by saying it has stopped development for Xbox One, confirming it has officially discontinued its Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Version but still manufactures and sells the Xbox One S.
Word that Microsoft was no longer in development, and these initially unsubstantiated rumours became increasingly believable as a few retailers started posting discontinued on Xbox One models on their websites, including Amazon and Target in The USA. After a while, Dan Tavares lead business planning lead of Xbox Console said
“Xbox One S is very much still available, we just changed SKU numbers. Amazon is just messy in how they show products.”
Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition Discontinued By Microsoft
Nonetheless, Microsoft has officially eliminated all doubt in a recent statement sent to Eurogamers, stating that, indeed, at least some of the Xbox One line-up is terminated. “As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X”, a Microsoft spokesperson said, “we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”
During a live-show next Thursday, July 23, Microsoft will reveal more about Xbox Series X. However, as Aaron Greenberg’s Xbox pointed out earlier on today on Twitter, this is just about gambling and not about “business, devices or related news” — pricing terms and release dates for the Xbox Series X are practically unknown.