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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.

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  1. I usually get a couple games from my parents as a gift for the holidays, I hope I get to play them b4 holiday season 2021 the way this are going these days.

  2. Don’t worry I’m sure you’ll be able to play them in the downgraded version for your current xbox. 😉

  3. Shortages? I can get I don’t know… stopped counting at 50 from offerup.
    Wonder what is the real demand? I think they wouldn’t be so hard to buy if it weren’t for scalpers.

  4. I’ve pretty much given up hope before April of next year…. not like there are any next gen games I am dying to play anyway (well, Cyberpunk….)

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