Microsoft has stated that it expects supply shortages for the Xbox Series X|S to continue until April 2021 [via Seeking Alpha].
As soon as the Xbox Series X|S pre-orders went live in September, gamers went into frenzy with supplies becoming short months before the actual consoles released.
Issues have occurred with meeting the supply demands of the next-gen console thanks to a mixture of genuine customers, as well as bots aiming to capitalise and make big profits.
Just last week Amazon was emailing some customers informing them that their order of the Xbox Series X|S might even be delayed into the New Year.
The next-gen console only released on November 10th, but Xbox chief financial officer Tim Stuart said at the Jefferies Interactive Entertainment conference last week that supply shortages might last until April 2021.
However it seems that there will still be a steady process gradually meeting demand throughout 2021 leading into Q4.
Stuart said [via Seeking Alpha]: “When we get to Q4, all of our supply chain continues to go full speed heading into kind of the pre-summer months and that’s where I start to — I expect to see a little bit of the demand — the supply profile, meeting the demand profile.”
Stuart then went on to say the steady progression of meeting demand will take us “outside of a holiday window.
“We’ll have supply cranking over the next, what, four, five, six months,” he said. “That’s when I expect to see really that demand profile start to be met, which will be really, really great.”
I suppose for those of us that have yet been unable to pick-up an Xbox Series X|S for Christmas it gives us plenty of time to save-up into 2021.
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