The Xbox One launched in November 2013. Now we've found out that, just over seven years later, Microsoft stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles.

This is because consumers are still struggling to get their hands on the Xbox Series X/S, which launched in November 2020.

For now, you might still find some retailers selling the Xbox One new as they sell out their stock, but eventually the primary market will be for used consoles.

When Did the Xbox One Stop Production?

As confirmed to The Verge by Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, Microsoft quietly stopped production for all Xbox One consoles at the end of 2020 to "focus on production of Xbox Series X/S".

It looks like that strategy is partly working. While Xbox Series X stock gets snapped within seconds, it's easy to get your hands on the less powerful Xbox Series S.

We already knew that Microsoft had stopped producing the Xbox One X and Xbox One S Digital Edition, but this statement confirms that the Xbox One S also got the cut.

At this point, it isn't worth buying an Xbox One. It's old tech, doesn't get the latest games, and the Xbox Series X/S is backwards compatible anyway.

The only exception to that is if you can find one at a steep discount and don't intend to buy an Xbox Series X/S any time soon.

Regardless, plenty of retailers no longer stock the Xbox One (and now we know they won't be receiving any more stock), so you'll have to browse second-hand sites like eBay and Craigslist if you want to pick one up.

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Is Sony Still Producing the PS4?

Unfortunately, things are different for Sony. It's still near-impossible to buy a PS5 due to high demand and supply chain issues, and things aren't easier with scalpers abound.

As such, Sony told Bloomberg it will continue to manufacture the PS4 in 2022. For many, the PS4 remains a viable purchase, especially since plenty of upcoming first-party games will land on both the PS4 and PS5.

These global supply chain issues aren't going away any time soon, and it's more than just Sony and Microsoft that are impacted. We can only hope it gets easier for the average person to buy a new console as the year progresses.

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