Microsoft is phasing out the original Xbox One

Matt Sayer 29 August 2017 NEWS


The 2013 model has officially been replaced by the slimmer Xbox One S.

The original model of the Xbox One will soon disappear from store shelves, thanks to Microsoft shifting focus to the Xbox One S and upcoming Xbox One X.

In an interview with Glixel, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the company ceased production of the base Xbox One as soon as it rolled out the Xbox One S. This confirmation follows recent reports of stores around the world selling out of stock for the original console. Microsoft Store itself no longer offers the system for purchase - only the Xbox One S and Xbox One X are available for order.

While this news isn't particularly surprising, it's always a little sad to see a system phased out. Still, it's a smart move considering the confusion that already exists around Microsoft's unintuitive 'S' and 'X' naming scheme.

In other Microsoft news, the company today announced it's bringing Halo to virtual reality.

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