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The Xbox One Is Now an Ex-Box (kotaku.co.uk) 68

An anonymous reader shares a report: As of today you cannot buy a new Xbox One from Microsoft. Manufacturing of the original version of the console ceased a few months back, but today marks the day it became officially unavailable. Until today you could order an original Xbox One from Microsoft's online store but, now, you'll be met with an out of stock notice. That's in the UK store -- go to the US store and you'll find they've just removed the Xbox One page entirely, like it never happened. Obviously you'll still find the odd survivor in stores but, essentially, that's it for the original Xbox One.
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The Xbox One Is Now an Ex-Box

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  • Totally idiotic (Score:5, Informative)

    by bigman2003 ( 671309 ) on Friday August 25, 2017 @06:24PM (#55086833) Homepage

    Sure, the Original Xbox One isn't available.

    But the Xbox One S is.

    Nothing lost (except for Kinect) but a LOT gained.

    The article makes it seem like Xbox One is not a going concern. No...they just replaced the bigger/bulkier model with something better.

    • And how important is this news actually?

      Gaming consoles are pretty useless.

  • First we had the "Xbox".
    Second came not the "Xbox 2", but the "Xbox 360"
    Third, not first, came the "Xbox One"
    Now we have the "Xbox One X"

    So is this not the "ex Xbox 1", but an "ex Xbox One"?

    Ouch, my head hurts now.
    • So is this not the "ex Xbox 1", but an "ex Xbox One"?

      "Ex Xbox One" is an upcoming movie sequel [wikipedia.org] about a gaming console that tricks its human owner, gets naked, kills everyone and escapes.

    • by joemck ( 809949 )

      We already know Microsoft can't count properly.
      1, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
      1, 360, One, One S.

    • by pots ( 5047349 )
      When I saw the story title, this is what I was expecting: Microsoft had finally come to their senses and renamed the Xbone. "Ex-Box" is a little weird for a new name, I thought to myself, it's still confusing when you say it out load, but at least it works in writing. That's a step up. Obviously, I'm not sufficiently jaded.
    • Well it came from the same people that held a funeral for the iPhone [businessinsider.com] because they believed their Windows Phone 7 was going to take the market and destroy Apple. You know that product line that doesn't exist anymore.
  • slownewsday (Score:4, Interesting)

    by intellitech ( 1912116 ) on Friday August 25, 2017 @06:37PM (#55086913)

    It must be a slow day when the release of a new product iteration that knocks its predecessor off the shelves is considered news.

  • Xbox has been a an Ex-box for me for a long time. The way Microsoft nickel and dimes you for everything on that platform really turned me off to it. I like Steam and PC Gaming.
    • by aliquis ( 678370 )

      Since I just play on PC:

      The way Microsoft nickel and dimes you for everything on that platform really turned me off to it.

      What you mean with this? Playing for online game access?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Seriously, who is the dipshit that thought this was a good article. The Xbox One is not gone. Sure, the original model of the Xbox One is gone, but saying the Xbox One is gone is like saying the Toyota Camry is gone.

  • What are these consoles you speak of?

  • One more X, and we can see if it'll hold the 1.8 petabytes of porn from this other thread.... https://hardware.slashdot.org/... [slashdot.org]
  • Amazon has the Xbox One [amzn.to] in stock. Or is that something else?
    • by SeaFox ( 739806 )

      You're confused why a news blurb looking at nothing but Microsoft's online store is not mentioning Amazon at all?
      There's something slow here, and I'm not talking about the news day like an earlier commenter.

    • by ls671 ( 1122017 )

      I'm confused

      Slow news day...

  • actually surprised they were still making the original, would have thought they would have ditched production of it a while back and just been pushing through old stock once the S model was established and not significantly different in price. Even more surprised that replacing an older model with a newer iteration would even rate a mention as an article here.
  • The difference is, I'm allowed to play with the Xbox One

  • ....be pining for the fjords?

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