Microsoft warns that Xbox Series X might be in short supply until April. Although the Xbox Series X/S sales reached record levels on the first day of its launch, rising as the best launch in the history of Microsoft consoles, it seems that the severe stock limitation could turn into a total drop in sales. Still sold out from the first day they were put in pre-order, it seems that users looking to get one of the new Microsoft consoles will have to wait even longer.
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Tim Stuart, Xbox’s CFO states that: “I think we’ll continue to see supply shortages as we head into the post-holiday quarter, so Microsoft’s Q3, calendar Q1”
That’s not an entirely surprising statement, as Phil Spencer himself tried to lower expectations of supply shortages: “We’re gonna have more demand than we do supply, and I’ll apologize in advance to people for that,” he said and added: “I think we’re gonna live in that world for a few months that we’re going to have a lot more demand than we do supply.”
In addition to Microsoft’s own messages, it seems that the shortage of consoles has also been reflected in the stores that have already taken pre-orders, like Amazon, which began to send out warnings to inform customers that both PS5 and Xbox Series X could arrive with a certain delay.
Microsoft warns that Xbox Series X might be in short supply until April. It should be noted that Microsoft has not been the only company that has suffered from this shortage of its new products this year, also PS5, the RTX 30 of NVIDIA, and Radeon RX 6000 GPUs of AMD have suffered from this problem.