has stopped making the Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, two of its current-generation console. However, the production of the Xbox One S will continue. The Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft called the move a “natural step” as the company prepares to launch the next-generation Xbox Series X later this year.
The Xbox One X, released in 2017, was a higher-powered version of its Xbox One console designed to compete with’s PlayStation 4 Pro. The video game console featured a 6 teraflop graphical processing unit, 12 GB GDDR5 of graphic memory, and an 8-core custom AMD central processing unit. The console, which had the ability to run video games in native 4K resolutions, was launched at a price of $499.
Other than the flagship Xbox One X, Microsoft is also stopping the production of the cheaper Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. This all-digital edition doesn’t allow for discs, which makes sense given Microsoft is betting big on Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud services. The console retails for as low as $200 on Amazon and GameStop.
It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to see why Microsoft is discontinuing the Xbox One X as well as Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.The Series X will feature an all-new design and boasts 4K visuals running at 60 frames per second. The game console will also feature a new solid-state drive.
Not just Microsoft but Sony has also set its eyes on the 2020 holiday season for the new console launch.Both Xbox Series X and PS5 will mark the beginning of ninth-gen consoles.