Microsoft Ends Original Xbox One Production

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The original model of the Xbox One has ended, according to the Microsoft store.

The move can be slated as Microsoft’s move to phased out the vanilla model for this generation in order to prioritize last year’s release of the Xbox One S, and 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. simply has the console listed as “Out of Stock” on their respective website.

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

Last year Microsoft released the Xbox One S model, with some interior improvements along with a slightly smaller sized console.  The 2016 holiday season also saw the focus in bundles shifting towards the S model at a much lower starting price point ($299), with console pack-ins of big games from last year such as Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, and Battlefield 1.  This year will take the same approach, 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 no different to be an important time for Microsoft this holiday 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 console, as it’s been the major talking points at both conferences.

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


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