With Xbox One S already released and Xbox One X due to hit store shelves in November, Microsoft have announced that they have discontinued the launch Xbox One console.
While Microsoft have only just confirmed that they’ve stopped making original Xbox One consoles, they actually stopped manufacturing them in 2016 when the Xbox One S launched. However, it’s not until now that the last Xbox Ones that have been shipped to retailers have begun to sell out. Microsoft’s official store has already sold out, for example.
Speaking to Glixel, a Microsoft spokesperson said, “As is typical for the console industry, we stopped manufacturing the original Xbox One when we introduced Xbox One S.”
Once this last shipment has been sold, you will no longer be able to buy a brand new Xbox One launch console. Instead, your only options will be Xbox One S and Xbox One X, which makes sense given that they are the newer and more powerful versions of Xbox One.
Microsoft’s Xbox One first launched in November 2013 to mixed reviews. In August 2016, Microsoft launched Xbox One S, a smaller version of the Xbox One which is capable of streaming in 4K. The Xbox One S also has a more powerful CPU, is quieter than the launch Xbox One and comes with various hard-drive sizes.
On November 7th, the Xbox One X launches worldwide, and it promises to be the most powerful console ever released.