Microsoft Discontinues Their Original, Bulkier ‘Xbox One’ Console

A lot has changed in the gaming world since Microsoft released their initial Xbox One model. Besides the significant drop in the price of these next-gen consoles (I cringe remembering how I paid $550 for their Day One bundle), the company has already released a slimmer version dubbed the Xbox One S in addition to the announcement of a new console known as the Xbox One X (aka Project Scorpio).

Beginning yesterday, the original Xbox One has officially been discontinued and is no longer being sold online through the Microsoft Store in new condition. New customers who want an Xbox One console will have to purchase the ‘S' edition or dish out the $199 refurbished versions of the original Xbox One.

If you are a hardcore gamer and prepared to invest the $499 for the Xbox One X, retailers have already begun taking pre-orders although massive demand has most spots filled. This beast of a console supports 4K gaming with six teraflops of processing power and Microsoft claims fans “have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever.”

Via: The Verge
Source: Microsoft Store