The Original Xbox One is Being Discontinued by Microsoft

by Leon Thompson August 30, 2017, 1:46
The Original Xbox One is Being Discontinued by Microsoft

The tech giant confirmed this week that they will no longer make the console's launch version in favor of its new line of consoles.

The Xbox One was succeeded by the Xbox One S, a smaller, sleeker, cheaper and all around much better machine.

Any original Xbox One's that people saw in stores after this point was from previously available stocks or second-hand used trade-ins. The PS3's lifespan barely had any genuinely system-selling titles outside of MGS 4, The Last of Us and the Uncharted series, and in turn we saw an Xbox One propped by Forza and Killer Instinct as Halo's Master Chief Collection crashed and burned.

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Microsoft has been hyping the hell out of the upcoming 4K-capable Xbox One X console, but the company has just ninja'd its Xbox One - killing it, and continuing to push Xbox One S and the upcoming Xbox One X.

Speaking to Glixel, a Microsoft spokesperson said, "As is typical for the console industry, we stopped manufacturing the original Xbox One when we introduced Xbox One S".

Since then, Microsoft has launched the Xbox One S, a sleek and attractive device meant to replace the eyesore that was the original Xbox One.

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While Microsoft's latest console is the most powerful one now in existence, its dominance might not last for very long. The original Xbox One has disappeared from the company's online store in the United States.

An updated model with vastly improved hardware, Xbox One X, is set to launch November 7, becoming the third Xbox One model since 2013.

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