Xbox Series production is limited not only by a lack of chips, but also by a lack of “all kinds of other parts,” says Xbox CEO Phil Spencer. Specifically, it mentions the Ethernet ports. And the shortage will continue for some time, according to Spencer.
At the beginning of this year, Microsoft said it expects Eliminate the shortage in June can become. However, this is not the case. The demand is still greater than the supply of consoles. On the IGN podcast, Xbox CEO Phil Spencer emphasized that this isn’t just due to a lack of chips.
Additionally, some Xbox consoles produced are deployed to servers that Microsoft uses for cloud gaming offerings via Game Pass Ultimate. Initially, it ran on the Xbox One S, but these servers have now been upgraded to the Xbox Series X for better graphics and faster load times.
According to Spencer, it is “always looking for a balance” and Microsoft is doing everything it can to make and offer as many consoles as possible. The Xbox CEO stresses that the demand for consoles has never been greater. However, Microsoft does not disclose specific numbers regarding the numbers sold.
In the Netherlands and Belgium, Xbox Series consoles are generally more readily available than the PlayStation 5, but the X Series is also rare and rarely available in Pricewatch stores. The less powerful Series S console is much more available. It has a much smaller chip, which makes it easier to produce.
Sony previously said that the PlayStation 5 is expected to It will be hard to get until 2022. Microsoft doesn’t make specific statements about this, although Spencer says in the podcast that the shortage will continue for a while. TSMC, the producer of chips in new consoles, also expects The shortage will continue until 2022.