Microsoft Corp said on Thursday that it has ceased production of all Xbox One systems in order to focus on the development of its next-generation consoles.
“We ended manufacture for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020 to focus on production of Xbox Series X|S,” stated Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox Console Product Marketing.
Microsoft initially cancelled the Xbox One X and digital Xbox One S in preparation for the release of the Xbox Series X in 2020.
The software behemoth planned to release two variants of its Xbox Series X in November 2020, seven years after the previous edition debuted, in order to capitalize on a pandemic-driven increase in consumer spending on games.
However, various businesses throughout the world are feeling the effects of an unprecedented scarcity of semiconductor microchips, creating supply delays for a variety of items.
The Nikkei business daily said in November that Nintendo Co (7974.T) will produce 20% fewer Switch gaming consoles than expected due to a supply shortage.
The Verge broke the story earlier on Thursday.