Microsoft Halts Production of Two Xbox One Models Ahead of Next-Gen Launch

Microsoft Halts Production of Two Xbox One Models Ahead of Next-Gen Launch

As Series X looms, older Xboxes hit the bench.

As the next generation looms, the current generation is already starting to slow down. Microsoft confirmed today to The Verge that it will stop production of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles.

While the Xbox One X and the digital version of the One S will halt production, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to The Verge that the Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally. Though production is ending, that doesn't mean current stock will disappear overnight; if you're looking to pick up an Xbox One sometime soon, it's probably worth checking local retailers.

Though the Xbox One had a shaky early launch, the launch of the powerful Xbox One X and budgeted digital One S signaled a resurgence for Microsoft in the console race. It's a model that Xbox could even carry forward into the next generation, as a rumored digital-only version of the next-gen Xbox codenamed Lockhart could be waiting in the wings. This discless console could provide good opposition to Sony's two PlayStation 5 models if these reports hold true.

We won't know right away, since Xbox has confirmed that there won't be any hardware news at next week's showcase. For now, the focus seems to be on games like Halo Infinite. In some respects, the pull-back on Xbox One X production feels strange, given Microsoft's adamant stance on cross-gen gaming for the next few years.

But as industry analyst Mat Piscatella observed, it makes sense to let units that sold out in the wake of higher demand for hardware amid COVID-19's outbreak to stay sold out, as the companies ramp up towards the production of next-generation consoles. So while an Xbox One X is going to get all the more rare, it's just another sign of both the current times and the shift to a new line of hardware.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Eric Van Allen

News Editor

Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

Related articles

Stardew Valley Just Got Beaches, Fish Tanks, Swimming Ducks, and a Whole Lot More

Nearly five years on, Eric "ConcernedApe" Barone just pushed what he says is Stardew's "biggest update yet."

Alien: Isolation Is Free on Epic and Just As Good as It Was in 2014

Get the motion tracker and don't go in the vents.

Shigeru Miyamoto Expresses Confidence in the Younger Generation of Nintendo

The legendary creator says the spirit will stay alive.

You may also like

Press Start to Continue

A look back on what we tried to accomplish at USgamer, and the work still to be done.

Mat's Farewell | The Truth Has Not Vanished Into Darkness

This isn't the real ending, is it? Can't be.

Eric's Farewell | Off to Find a New Challenger

It's time for us to move on, but we'll carry USG with us wherever we go.