A new report from The Verge has confirmed that they actually have halted production of the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The Xbox One S, on the other hand, will still be available.
“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. Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured and sold globally.”
Fans feared Xbox One X won’t be sold as Xbox Series X comes closer to release.
Fans got a scare as reports flooded in claiming the Xbox One X was being dropped ahead of the Xbox Series X. The report stems from the Australia-based, Press Start, which claimed to notice this.
The team supposedly reached out to both EB Games and JB Hi-Fi, which confirmed they’re “not expecting more stock of the console.” They also noted the console itself was deleted from their system.
Another piece of bizarre evidence is the lack of the console on the Australian Xbox sales page. At this time, you can go there and see only the One S and Series X. Adversely, on the US page, The Gander can confirm, the Xbox One X does appear, however, it is sold out.
On other retailers, reports note retailers label the console as discontinued.
Was the Xbox One X canned?
The fact of the matter, it wasn’t. On Twitter, Xbox’s console business planning lead stamped out the rumor. He placed blame on an SKU change.
Xbox One S is very much still available, we just changed SKU numbers. Amazon is just messy in how they show products.
— Dan Tavares (@HonestHippo) July 4, 2020
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It would have been a bizarre move for them to start axing their previous generation when the console hasn’t even released. So, it’s not too shocking this was a big misunderstanding. That said, it could have been a test run to see the public’s reaction to the discontinuation. We’ll probably never know until the dust settles.
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