Microsoft has discontinued the original Xbox One

Microsoft has confirmed that production of the launch Xbox One model has ceased, making Xbox One S the leading hardware going forward.

Speaking to Glixel, an un-named Microsoft spokesperson confirmed news surrounding the original console, ‘As is typical for the console industry, we stopped manufacturing the original Xbox One when we introduced Xbox One S.’

This announcement follows multiple reports that the console was to cease production with units no longer available for purchase on the Microsoft Store. 

Xbox One first launched on November 22, 2013 at a retail price of £429. Since then the console has undergone multiple iterations, with the latest being the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s upcoming 4K behemoth.

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Xbox One X launches on November 7 with massively improved specs to the original console. It will also support a number of 4K-enhanced titles out of the gate.

With Sony’s PS4 Pro already out in the wild, Xbox One X should prove to be a more than formidable opponent in the on-going 4K battle.

If you aren’t all that fussed about fancy visuals, the Xbox One S is still a wonderful bit of kit that also throws in a 4K blu-ray player at a great price.

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