The Xbox One is dead, but the PlayStation 4 is still in production

The latest generation of home consoles technically It arrived in 2020, with the introduction of the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Series X/S, but those consoles are still hard to buy, thanks to a shortage of silicon. That’s not stopping Microsoft from shifting all of its resources to the new consoles, as the company has now revealed that it has ended production of all next-gen Xbox One consoles.

Microsoft told him the edge in a statement, “In order to focus on Xbox Series X/S production, we stopped production of all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020.” The Xbox One lineup included the Xbox Series X, a high-end model built for 4K gaming, and the cheaper Xbox Series S. The original Xbox One hardware configuration with a Kinect sensor, as well as a minor revision that removed Kinect, were both discontinued in 2017.

Although Microsoft is saying goodbye to its eighth-generation home console, Sony isn’t ready to do the same. Bloomberg reported earlier this week that Sony planned to end production of the PlayStation 4 in 2021, but with a shortage of console components, Sony will build around a million more PS4 consoles this year. The PS4 isn’t immune to stock issues yet, though: It’s not available directly from Sony at Amazon, Best Buy, or Target right now. Sony is selling the 1TB PS4 directly on its online store for the introductory price of $299.99, so that’s something at least.

Although the Xbox Series X and S can run all the software made for the Xbox One family, so gamers don’t have to worry about their favorite games being left in the past, the outage remains a major event in every video’s story. . game console. The Xbox One officially lasted around eight years, which is no more than the PlayStation 2’s 12 years, but it’s still impressive.

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