Expect More Production Sometime In June For Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Discloses


Posted on February 5, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Rewinding back a couple of months to the launch of the Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S, acquiring either of these namely consoles was a difficult task. And now entering February, the same issue is still afoot as many fans looking to transition to the latest iteration from Microsoft is still left unavailable at most major retails and storefronts alike.

However, Xbox head Phil Spencer did comment ending 2020 that production will face an increase upon entering the following year. He stated, “it’s really just down to physics and engineering. We’re not holding them back: we’re building them as fast as we can. We have all the assembly lines going.” However, when a broad increase in availability is coming is still left undetermined.

But upon speaking with The New York Times, Microsoft head of Investor Relations Mike Spencer shares that the expected abundance of consoles is to begin by sometime in June. The scarcity of these units happens to fall victim to the lacking silicon being manufactured so production can overtake the demand of the consumer.

It is not just Xbox that faces this issue as also PC components are running scarce alongside the same GPUs required for PlayStation 5 production is also at a decline currently. As per AMDs recent fiscal year earnings report, CEO Lisa Su discloses that the shortage of needed silicon and other hardware is to remain until the second half of 2021 – that looks to align with the statement from Spencer as well.

Already, we see the hole in production as Nintendo Switch remains the top selling system for this holiday season. From gamesindustry.bix head Christopher Dring, the handheld hybrid outsold Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 in the short period. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you waiting for more Xbox systems to be produced?

Source: The New York Times

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