Microsoft plans to launch its latest xbox console, the Xbox Series X, later this year, as a successor to the Xbox One, and older consoles are set to be phased out at some point. However, a report by Australian website Press Start suggests this could happen sooner.
The Xbox One X appears to have disappeared from Microsoft’s Australian website, which, as of the time of writing, now only mentions the Xbox One S and X series. In addition, Xbox One X retailers such as EB Games and JB Hi-Fi are also missing, both confirming to Press Start that they do not expect new products to arrive.
The Xbox One X on Microsoft’s U.S. website is still on the shelves, but every bundle is out of stock, but there’s a lot of options for the Xbox One S. In addition, the Xbox One X product list in parts of Amazon shows that SKUs, including stand-alone consoles and nba 2K20 bundles, have been discontinued.
Because the company has made cross-generational compatibility a big focus of its Xbox Series X consoles, it makes more sense to discontinue older consoles faster, and running old games on new hardware makes the same or even better gaming experience. Microsoft, however, gave no official indication.