Xbox chief warns of console shortages until 2022
There is no improvement in the near future.
The head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, confirms in an interview with wrap There will likely be a shortage of the company’s new Xbox Series X and Series S hardware until 2022.
It’s been almost a year since the company launched its two latest devices, and so far there have been a very limited number of units for sale. And now it turns out that the drought will likely continue for several more months.
There is a huge need for so-called semiconductors (microchips) in the world. And it probably didn’t help that one of Taiwan’s largest manufacturers of these components had to halt production earlier this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Many manufacturers note the shortage, as those who want the new Audi Q4 e-tron have to wait a long time.
But also everyone who wants a new console should be patient. It was utter chaos when the pre-sale for the PlayStation 5 competitor opened, at the same time that Microsoft itself immediately after its launch was able to confirm that its consoles would be sold until at least the spring of 2021.
But Spencer still points out that the lack of microchips is not the only reason. Delivery issues are a little more complicated than that.
Spencer further says that the worst thing about a company that struggles to produce enough consoles is all the users disappointing them.
– People really want this new generation of console, and they are very good, both from us and from other platforms. So we have to work hard to get it out in stores.
In other words, the shortage of microchips will likely be well felt by 2022. They are used for almost everything that is powered by electricity, be it controllers or cars.
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