Unfortunately, while having to close your entire Microsoft account to delete your Xbox account sounds a bit more extreme, it’s the only way to close an Xbox account that users currently have. Just follow these simple steps to delete your Xbox Live account. However, when a person no longer needs an Xbox account, they definitely want to delete it so they don’t have to deal with it anymore and people won’t try to reach them as they won’t use it anymore. You’ll lose all your data from your old Xbox account if you want to delete it. So make sure you no longer need access to it before you proceed.