Microsoft has completely switched to the production of Xbox Series X and S. The company has not been building new Xbox One consoles since the end of 2020.
Early 2021 was also when the newer versions, the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S, came on the market. “To focus on Xbox Series X/S production, we will be shutting down all Xbox One consoles at the end of 2020,” said Cindy Walker, senior director of product marketing for Xbox at tech site The Verge.
The Xbox One console was first released in 2013 as a successor to the popular Xbox 360. The device was positioned as a game console that doubles as a media player but faced stiff competition from the (slightly better equipped) PlayStation 4.
In 2017 there were new, more powerful versions of the device, the Xbox One X and Xbox One S, but they also never seem to have reached the hoped-for level of success.
The natural successor came at the end of 2020, the Xbox Series X. For people involved with console generations, this is the competitor for the PlayStation. And the Xbox Series X is doing a lot better. Exit Xbox One, that is, which will be retired early.
This is in contrast to the generation above PlayStation 4. However, it was revealed this week that Sony is building more of those devices because it cannot purchase enough components for the PlayStation 5.