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Microsoft Retires Xbox One Consoles

A Microsoft Xbox One wireless controller photographed on a white background, taken on September 12, 2013. (Photo by David Caudery/GamesMaster Magazine via Getty Images)

Microsoft has ended production of the Xbox One.

Although the company just broke the news on Thursday, it turns out Microsoft hasn’t been manufacturing the console for quite some time; Xbox officials say the last new unit rolled off the assembly line in late 2020. “To focus on production of Xbox Series X/S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” says Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing.

The announcement comes one day after Sony revealed it’s ramping up production on PlayStation 4 units to compensate for the shortage of PlayStation 5s.

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