With the market share of the original Xbox One largely being supplanted by the newer Xbox One S, Microsoft could put its resources somewhere else, most likely in developing its contender for the next generation of consoles.
This news follows on from previous reports that original Xbox One consoles were no longer available to buy from the Microsoft UK online store, so the official confirmation isn't a huge surprise. The original Xbox One models are finally running out of stock at retailers worldwide, and those empty shelves will not be replenished. In fact, the company hasn't made an original Xbox One in over a year, confirming that production ended when the Xbox One S was first introduced.
This information was confirmed by Microsoft, saying that "As is typical for the console industry, we stopped manufacturing the original Xbox One when we introduced Xbox One S". With that said, in a recent interview with DualShockers, Xbox Games Marketing General Manager, Aaron Greenberg, stated that he wants to see the Xbox One consoles feature more diversity. The PlayStation 4 quickly zoomed ahead of Xbox One.
Can you believe that Microsoft released the original Xbox One back in 2013, but then the new and improved Xbox One S past year which was 40% smaller than the original Xbox One.
The Xbox One was succeeded by the Xbox One S, a smaller, sleeker, cheaper and all around much better machine.
If you've always wanted to purchase the original Xbox One that Microsoft launched back in 2013, it is too late.