Microsoft is working to ramp up production of the Xbox series of X / S consoles, but there are still some global restrictions.
Last year a new generation of video game consoles was released and attempts to buy one have been unsuccessful for millions of people around the world. While PS5 seems to be the most popular console out there out of the gate that Xbox Series X / S. is still very popular and almost sold out once they are in stock at retailers nearly two months after launch. However, Microsoft is working to fix the problem.
On Major Nelson’s podcast Xbox boss Phil Spencer claimed the company was doing everything it could to ramp up production of the Xbox Series X and its smaller sibling, the Series S. However, it seems that there is only so much that can be done as real circumstances still exist which are causing production pipelines to struggle to keep up.
“I get a couple of people [asking], ‘why didn’t you build more? Why didn’t you start earlier? Why didn’t you send them earlier? “Spencer noted on the podcast.” It’s really just physics and engineering. We’re not holding them back, we’re building them as fast as we can. We have all assembly lines in operation. I spoke to Lisa Su at AMD last week [asking]’how do we get more?’ We are constantly working on that. “
Microsoft has that open Xbox Series X availability. will also be tense in 2021, so fans shouldn’t expect consoles to magically hit shelves anytime soon. Even so, Microsoft is trying hard to keep up with demand, although part of the problem simply seems to be that interest in video games is currently high. Spencer went on to say that gaming had made its impact in 2020, citing hardware and game sales as a sign of that.
Spencer thanked fans for their patience as Xbox catches up with demand while also mentioning the difficulty other hardware has had in keeping up. Overall, 2020 broke the records of the video game industry and with the high level of consumer interest in the next generation of game consoles, the industry appears poised for further growth in 2021.
Spencer’s words of encouragement are comforting. Xbox Series X pre-orders and inventory has been negatively impacted by bots buying large quantities of consoles to resell online. It was a frustratingly consistent issue for fans as no new hardware was immune. The situation has resulted in Scalper reselling Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles for outrageously high markups, sometimes well over $ 1,000.
Current reports indicate this Scalpers have made millions Retailers have not been able to effectively thwart the problem. The problem will lessen as supply increases and demand decreases over time, but it’s yet another obstacle fans must overcome in order to get their hands on a new system. Hopefully Xbox can ramp up production and resolve the problem sooner rather than later.
The Xbox Series X / S. is available now.
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