The base Xbox One and Xbox One X in particular seem to have been sunset.
Microsoft has touted the cross-gen support that it will be offering even with the Xbox Series X on the horizon. However, it seems the Xbox One could be heading into the sunset soon. On the official Xbox site in Australia, only the Xbox One S and Xbox Series X are listed. Press Start then received confirmation from EB Games and JB Hi-Fi that they can’t order more stock for the Xbox One X in the region due to the console being deleted from their systems.
Even more interesting is that Amazon has the console listed as “discontinued” (which can be seen for Xbox One, Xbox One X, Xbox One S and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition as well on searching). A Reddit user who reportedly works at Target also noted that all the usual Xbox One SKUs that it carries have been discontinued, noting that there won’t be any more Xbox One S or Xbox One X consoles. Here’s where things get even weirder though.
Dan Tavares, the console business planning lead for Team Xbox replied on Twitter that, “Xbox One S is very much still available, we just changed SKU numbers. Amazon is just messy in how they show products.” What about the Xbox One and Xbox One X? So far, the availability of both is unclear.
One possible reason for the discontinuation is the rumored reveal of Xbox Lockhart, a lower-end alternative to the Xbox Series X. It could potentially replace the Xbox One X with the Xbox One S being the new lowest base model. We’ll have to wait for more details, especially with the Xbox Series X showcase taking place on July 23rd, so stay tuned.
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