It seems the only way is up after Microsoft have taken the decision to leave its Xbox One S All Digital Edition consoles and Xbox one X discontinued. In a statement to The verge a spokesperson for Microsoft states “As we ramp into the future with Xbox Series X, we’re taking the natural step of stopping production on Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition,” although “Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”
Xbox one X discontinued? Where have they gone?
The last few weeks have seen heavy numbers of reports surrounding shortages of the Xbox One X and the Xbox All Digital Edition. So much so that many are trying to get their hands on the current-generation consoles available from Microsoft and Sony which come with a higher price tag than that of a few months ago. Microsoft’s spokesperson explained that stock could replenish within the next few months “Gamers can check with their local retailers for more details on Xbox One hardware availability,”
Is Xbox Series X my only option?
After we see the Xbox one X discontinued, players will be able to get their gaming fix with current-gen capabilities from the Xbox One S which will continue to be manufactured. The Xbox one Xis a mere three years old in November and debuted as the “the world’s most powerful console” when it launched, offering a graphics powerhouse with its 6 teraflop internals.
The same cannot be said for the Xbox One S All digital Edition which only celebrated its one year anniversary in April this year, becoming the first Xbox variant to allow digital games and ditch the discs. Reports stated that sales were going well for this console and Microsoft even packaged it to include the All Access Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
All Access subscriptions are set to carry over to the Xbox Series X launch at the end of 2020, allowing players to upgrade to the next-gen console. There’s also a cheaper variant of the Xbox series X said to be launching for those on a lower budget codenamed “Lockhart,”
Next month is the time pencilled in to reveal the specifics of its budget console, following reports that June was originally the date we’d see it unveiled. 1080p/1440p capabilities are rumoured to arrive on the cheaper Series X console, with reports stating it’ll carry the name Xbox Series S.