Microsoft Ends Original Xbox One Production

Production for the original model of the Xbox One has ended, according to the Microsoft Store.

The move could be seen as Microsoft’s attempt to phase out the vanilla model for this generation in order to build upon last year’s release of the Xbox One S, ad the upcoming Xbox One X.  According to the Microsoft Store, the original model of the Xbox One is only listed in the refurbished condition, while the U.K. site simply has the console listed as “Out of Stock”.

Microsoft Store’s listing of the original Xbox One model (refurbished).

Last year, Microsoft release the Xbox One S model, with some interior improvements along with a slightly smaller sized console.  The 2016 holiday season also saw the focus on bundles shifting towards the S model at a much lower starting price point at $299, with pack-ins of big games from last year such as Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, and Battlefield 1.  This year looks to be no different, with upcoming bundles for Minecraft and Middle Earth: Shadow of War.

With production ending for the original system, Microsoft can now shift focus to their Xbox One S (left) and X models.

This year should prove to be an important time once again for Microsoft as “the world’s most powerful console”, the Xbox One X, comes out on November 7th.  Microsoft’s showings at E3 and Gamescom this year further proves their confidence in the new system, as it’s been the major talking point at both conferences.

Even with the recent delay of Xbox One exclusive Crackdown 3, Microsoft is coming into the holidays at full speed with a little less baggage to carry.

CJ Schummer

CJ currently lives in Buffalo, NY. His friends like to give him trouble for being a trophy hunter, but that won't stop him from trying to get that shiny new platinum! You can find him anxiously waiting for Naughty Dog to finally make another Jak and Daxter game, not matter how unlikely it may be.

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