Microsoft and Sony really are talking about allowing console crossplay

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Numerous reports have confirmed that the company is no longer selling the original Xbox One.

Removing the Xbox One from the market means that Microsoft is now promoting the Xbox One S as the entry level console, while the Xbox One X is being touted as the premium offering from the company. The US site only has a listing for refurbed versions, while they're marked as "Out of Stock" in the United Kingdom store.

As of yesterday, you can no longer buy the launch model Xbox One from Microsoft's online store, with manufacturing on the ungainly system coming to an end. However, Microsoft sold out of Xbox One X units at Amazon in 25 minutes, and it says fans "have pre-ordered more Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles in the first five days than any Xbox ever". Meanwhile, Kotaku UK claims Microsoft has discontinued the production of the Xbox One. When you think Xbox One X, don't think home console, think high-end gaming machine. Forza 7 will be huge, and there are a bunch of Xbox One games getting enhancement updates, but there aren't really any showstoppers to speak of.

Microsoft's Xbox One isn't getting crushed, but it's certainly not holding its own against Sony's PlayStation 4. The change appears to be recent as the console was still listed as available last week.

"Metal Slug XX" and "Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine" are two of the latest backwards compatible Xbox 360 games for Xbox One.

But if you couldn't wait, you could purchase the Xbox One S. It has nearly the same features as the original Xbox One. The smaller console was widely accepted and praised over the original. You can also upscale old games to 4K.

But the One S is also a great option if you want a good ultra HD Blu-ray player and you can't wait for the One X. It's the best of both worlds, thus we think it should do just fine, and will proudly take the original's place on the throne.