Microsoft is experiencing a shortage of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles for sale.
And if you can’t get a platform through the initial order, you may wait until next year.
And according to the software giant, there may not be enough Xbox easily available for sale in stores for the next two months.
“I think we’ll continue to see a supply shortage as we approach the next quarter of the holiday,” said (Tim Stuart), Xbox Chief Financial Officer at the virtual conference for interactive entertainment, Jefferies.
(Phil Spencer), current executive vice president of games at Microsoft and president of the Xbox brand, tried to set expectations about the supply shortfall at the end of October.
He said, “We will have more demand than we provide, and I will apologize in advance to people for that, and I think we will live in this world for a few months where we will have a lot more demand than we provide.”
Spencer again apologized for the limited number of Xbox platforms at the Twitch Virtual Glitchcon event, saying: We’ve been building it for nearly two months and trying to bring as many as possible to stores, but the demand is very high.
And according to Stewart, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S supply mode may change early next year.
“When we get to the fourth fiscal quarter, our supply chain will operate at the fastest possible speed, and Microsoft’s fourth fiscal quarter starts between April and June,” Stewart said.
It is reported that Microsoft is not the only company that expects a shortage of new gaming products this year, and every time new devices are launched, there is a shortage of supplies almost universally.
(Jensen Huang), Nvidia CEO, said in early October that the company expects shortages of RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards until next year.
Nor does it seem like there are a lot of PlayStation 5 console for sale at the moment.