As the console shortage continues, there’s a very likely chance you’ll be hard-pressed to find an Xbox One X or Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles as Microsoft has confirmed they are discontinuing production.
Well, if you are in the market and searching for an Xbox One X or an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find them even more. In a press statement earlier this week, a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed that the company has shifted its focus onto the Xbox Series X.
“As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally,” the spokesperson has stated. While this seems a bit tougher, they have also stated that gamers should check with “local retailers for more details on Xbox One hardware availability.”
Amid a pandemic, gamers have been hard-pressed to find any form of consoles, both used and new, as many have purchased them in order to have something to do while they shelter in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our very own Dustin Murphy has already taken precautions, having helped friends search online for consoles across all three competitors to help his friends.
Microsoft, however, has confirmed that Xbox One S will still be available, allowing Microsoft to bring in more users while they prepare for their launch of the Xbox Series X, which is set to release Holiday 2020. Another major step has also been rumored unveiled, which could see Microsoft removing a subscription service from Xbox Live altogether, allowing fans to enjoy their games at zero cost.
This could likely be due to the fact Microsoft’s Game Pass subscriptions are rather successful, giving them a way to make back their losses without hurting the consumer, and also, giving them a chance to compete with the PC market. Microsoft has already been rumored to be working on a less powerful next-gen Xbox Series X called “Lockhart”, which is expected to be revealed next month during their upcoming Xbox showcase.
That event can be followed closely through Microsoft’s official social media channels or stay tuned to our site and we will keep you updated as new information is released.
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