Gamers are a tight-knit community, and their support for Microsoft has been instrumental in the success of Xbox One consoles. This is changing now that Sony’s Playstation 4 console is outpacing Microsoft on sales. What will become of this bitter rivalry?
Microsoft has announced that they will no longer be making Xbox One consoles, and the company is shifting their focus to the Xbox One X. Read more in detail here: xbox one s new.
Microsoft confirmed in a statement to The Verge that it has ceased manufacture of all Xbox One systems. The Xbox One S and X are among them.
This was not a last-minute choice. According to Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, Microsoft will stop producing the Xbox One at the end of 2020.
Since then, the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X have received all of the company’s manufacturing resources.
“We ceased manufacture for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020 to concentrate on the Xbox Series X/S,” Walker stated.
Despite this, the Xbox Series X is still hard to come by in stores. Part of the problem may be laid at the feet of processor manufacturers, who are still struggling to keep up with demand.
Then there’s the issue of the supply chain. The supply chain has been put under a lot of strain in the previous two years, from a shortage of truck drivers to jammed seaports.
However, we’ve seen a more consistent Xbox Series S supply. That’s because, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, Microsoft can fit more Series S processors into the same chip die area as the Series X.
Regardless, Microsoft isn’t having it easy when it comes to production issues. According to a recent source, Sony has decided to keep producing the PlayStation 4 in order to reduce demand for the PlayStation 5.
Whether or whether that happens is a separate story.
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