While players still struggle to find Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles, Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, told The Verge Microsoft has stopped production on all Xbox One consoles.
To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020Cindy Walker via The Verge
This move isn’t particularly surprising, given the current COVID-19 situation and the position of Xbox Series S. Not only is it priced at an attractive $300 price point, one that can be financed with Game Pass for two years at $24.99 a month, it’s reliably available at various retailers, including GameStop at the time of posting. It wouldn’t make sense to divide resources towards a slightly less expensive model, especially with them discontinuing the disc-less Xbox One S several months ago.
It will be interesting to see what impact this announcement has on current demand. Right now it’s easy to hold off spending the extra money in hopes of finding an Xbox One, but with that ending, Microsoft continued great offerings with Game Pass, including Rainbow Six Extraction later this month, this could result in a massive increase in interest.