Microsoft has confirmed that production of all Xbox One console models has ended at the end of 2020. In June of that year, months before the launch of the new Xbox Series X and Series S, the company announced that it had ceased production of the Xbox One. Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, but the Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold worldwide.
Obviously, that wasn’t exactly what happened, in statements to The Verge website, Cindy Walker, Chief Marketing Officer for Xbox Consoles, said: “In order to focus on production of the Xbox Series X and S, we have discontinued production of all Xbox One models. end of 2020. The news comes at a time when, according to Bloomberg, Sony aims to produce a million PlayStation 4s this year to make up for the lack of a PlayStation 5 on store shelves.
Microsoft doesn’t release sales figures for Xbox consoles, but analyst Daniel Ahmad of Niko Partners estimates that the company sold about 56 million Xbox Ones during the previous generation. By comparison, Sony said it had sold over 116 million PlayStation 4 consoles as of September 30, 2021.
Although Xbox One consoles are no longer in production, games for this generation continue to be developed as the market moves to next generation consoles. Microsoft will continue to provide technical and software support for Xbox One for several more years14.