The Xbox Series X has been well received by the gaming community, with publications like IGN giving the new console a glowing review of 8/10. Unfortunately, the good press surrounding the new console may have ended up doing more harm than good.
This is because Microsoft expects that the Series X will face shortages until April 2021, according to Microsoft’s CFO Tim Stuart. While speaking at the Jeffries Interactive Entertainment Virtual Conference last week, Stuart said that Microsoft is expecting shortages of the new console during the first quarter of 2021. This means that if Stuart’s claim is correct, the Series X could experience shortages until April 2021.
Microsoft has yet to reveal how many of the new generation consoles have been sold since it was released on 10 November, but the company has said that both the Series S and Series X were the most successful console launches in its history. This shouldn’t come as a surprise seeing as both consoles were released when everyone was stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and growing console market.
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While a shortage in consoles may not be great news for gamers, it is ultimately good news for Microsoft, as it proves that interest in the new gaming systems will be around long after the Christmas period.