Microsoft stops selling the original Xbox One in US, UK

The new console from Microsoft had sold out in a matter of hours

If you're one of those gamers who is looking for a new console, you have only a couple of options either to wait for the Xbox One X or go with the Xbox One S, which is largely similar to Xbox One.

Microsoft's United Kingdom online store lists the console as sold out, while its U.S. store only has listing for a refurbished version.

Microsoft's Xbox One isn't getting crushed, but it's certainly not holding its own against Sony's PlayStation 4.

The original Xbox One launched with a price tag that was $100 more than the PlayStation 4, and that price gap plus mixed messaging on the features of the console allowed Sony to take a lead in the current-generation console wars. The software giant focused on better hardware and introduced the Xbox One X in June, with ultra high-resolution 4K capabilities and a processor with liquid-cooling technology, claiming that it is the most powerful game console to date. To make sure to not miss other Xbox One X pre-order opportunities, download the free Tracker app by I4U News now for Android and iOS to get alerted on your smartphone, the minute the pre-order for the Xbox One X begins online.

The discontinuation of the original Xbox One model should be seen as a logical step for the company. The Tracker app has just alerted users on their smartphones about the new Xbox One X pre-order opportunity.

If you've always wanted to purchase the original Xbox One that Microsoft launched back in 2013, you're out of luck. You'll be able to buy refurbished Xbox One, but no new retail units are up from grabs from the online store, reports the Engadget.

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition preorders started earlier this week when Microsoft announced the limited day-one version of the console at Gamescom 2017.

The Xbox One X is scheduled to release on November 7 for $499.

Preorder stocks, however, rapidly sold out, and Microsoft couldn't be any happier. However, future preorders will no longer be for the Project Scorpio Edition, but rather for the standard version of the Xbox One X.

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