Microsoft Stops Making Xbox One Consoles

Microsoft Corp. said on Thursday it has stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles to focus on producing its next-generation consoles. “To focus on production of Xbox Series X|S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” said Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox Console Product Marketing. Microsoft originally discontinued its Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S ahead of the Xbox Series X launch in 2020. The software giant had launched two models of its Xbox Series X in November 2020, seven years after the debut of the previous version, to capture a pandemic-driven boom in consumer spending on games. However, several industries across the world are facing the brunt of an unprecedented shortage in semiconductor microchips, causing a delay in delivery for several products. In November, the Nikkei business daily reported that Nintendo Co. will make 20 percent fewer Switch games consoles than …

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