Microsoft closes the door on the original Xbox One

The original Xbox One will go down as another example of how Microsoft grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory, going from the most popular console of the last generation to selling only half as much as the PlayStation 4.

It is therefore not with much sadness we bid farewell to the device, as Microsoft cease sales of the console in the US, according to Kotaku.

Only the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X are currently visible on Microsoft’s website in US, and in UK the VCR-sized device is marked as Sold Out.

The failure of the original Xbox One launch was largely laid at the feet of Microsoft forgetting gaming consoles were for gamers, with their victory in the last generation leaving them so complacent that they believed they could focus on home entertainment first. With the Xbox One X Microsoft hoped to wipe out this reputation by releasing the most powerful gaming console, and with the device already having “recording-setting” sales, maybe this time Microsoft will get it right.

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