Available since November 10, 2020 all over the world, the Xbox Series X is one of the consoles that are almost impossible to find on the market. With significant stockouts, it is impossible to pre-order the new machine from Microsoft or to purchase it directly from a physical store. Unfortunately, we will have to take our trouble patiently, since the Redmond firm announces that stocks should be at their lowest until June “in the best case”.
Xbox Series X: A return to normal this summer?
With the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Microsoft had the best hardware launch in its history. Unfortunately, this feat comes at a price, especially in times of health crisis. So since the machines launched last November, it’s almost impossible to get your hands on the world’s most powerful video game console.
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Mike Spencer, the head of investor relations at Microsoft revealed that the supply of the new Xboxes should be limited at least until June 2021. The man confided that for the first times, the firm had exceeded $ 5 billion in video game revenue in a single quarter. All available Xbox units were sold in the last quarter.
AMD, the main responsible for the shortage?
Last week, Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, Microsoft and Sony’s main partner, announced that the stock-outs should last until the summer. Following the health crisis and the very strong demand on the side of gamers, it is very difficult to meet the requirements of Sony and Microsoft for the production of components to manufacture the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.
This is how an entire industry is paralyzed. For its part, Nvidia, AMD’s main rival is also in difficulty with the production of RTX30xx graphics cards which should last until spring 2021. Obviously, we will have to be very patient until this summer for a “return to normal ”. According to some rumors from the corridors, the PS5 could be out of stock until the start of September.