Microsoft Says Xbox Series X/S Shortages May Continue Until April 2021

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Microsoft’s newly launched Xbox Series X|S consoles have been difficult to obtain, and unfortunately for holiday shoppers, it’s likely that they’ll remain elusive well into the coming year.

Speaking at the recent Jefferies Interactive Entertainment Virtual Conference, Xbox CFO Tim Stuart expressed his belief that supply shortages of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles could continue until April 2021.

“I think we’ll continue to see supply shortages as we head into the post-holiday quarter, so Microsoft’s Q3, calendar Q1,” Jefferies said. “And then when we get to Q4, all of our supply chain continuing 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. You’ll be outside of a holiday window. We’ll have supply cranking over the next, what, 4, 5, 6 months. And that’s when I expect to see really that demand profile start to be met, which will be really, really great.”

Not surprisingly, Sony’s PlayStation 5 (and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition) are also impossible to find. There appear to be plenty going for $1,000 on eBay, however.

Tsing Mui
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