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With the launch of the Xbox Series X only months away, Microsoft is starting to phase out its current-generation consoles, and will no longer build new Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition units. 

“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,” Microsoft told IGN. 

The company isn’t abandoning the current generation. It will continue to produce and sell the $299 Xbox One S, which includes a disc drive. The Xbox One X and Xbox One S Digital models, however, are sold out on the Microsoft Store, while supplies on third-party sellers sites such as Amazon and Best Buy appear to be slim. 

Left to right: Xbox One X, Xbox One S

The decision to discontinue the other units may nudge people to consider the Xbox Series X, which is slated to arrive this holiday season. Cost has not been announced, but the upcoming system will be backwards compatible with Xbox One games, and offer 4K gaming at over 60fps. So it’s probably a better idea to wait for the Xbox Series X anyways. 

The news comes after several months of heavy Xbox One X discounts; it was down to $299 before Microsoft discontinued its production. Released in November 2017, the Xbox One X is an upgraded version of the standard Xbox One. The main differences are the Ultra HD Blu-ray player and the processing power to play certain games at 4K resolution.  

Unfortunately, you won’t find the same graphics power in the Xbox One S. To enjoy the 4K gaming, you’ll need to wait for the Xbox Series X.

That said, Microsoft is committed to developing games for the Xbox One generation for at least two years after the Xbox Series X launches. As a result, you can expect Xbox Game Studio titles such as Halo Infinite to arrive on both gaming systems. 

Microsoft will announce more details about first-party Xbox Series X titles on July 23.

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