There pandemic has dealt a severe blow to the technology market, significantly slowing down the production chains and, therefore, the distribution of new products. One of the most striking cases certainly concerns the latest Nvidia video cards, those RTX 30 that still today we struggle to find in physical stores or online, but the problem also and above all involves next-gen consoles.
Just as is happening with the PlayStation 5, the stocks of Xbox Series X is Series S they fail to meet the high demand and, as Microsoft itself explained, the situation will remain sent for a few more months.
Microsoft: Xbox Series X in full swing after April 2021
The ‘bad’ news comes from Tim Scott, Chief Financial Officer of the gaming division of Microsoft, who spoke at a Jefferies Interactive Entertainment conference. Scott then confirmed the unfortunate production trend of the Xbox Series X, providing his predictions on what will happen between the end of 2020 and the first months of 2021.
Here are the latest statements from the CFO: “I think we will continue to see inventory shortages as we approach Microsoft’s post-holiday quarter – the one that will end on March 31, 2021. And when we get to the fourth quarter (starting from 1 April 2021) our supply chain will return to full capacity towards the pre-summer months “.
Put simply, in the coming months, users will continue to find difficulties during the purchase phase of the Microsoft console; yet this problem does not seem to afflict the smaller model, the Xbox Series S which guarantees high graphics performance at a more accessible price – 299 €, well 200 less than the selling price of its older sister.
Scott himself, however, wanted to cheer up aspiring Series X users. The CFO expects more encouraging results for the spring months: it will be on this occasion that the production will be able to meet the high demand. It will be necessary to be patient a little longer, about six months wanting to be more precise.
Xbox Series X and Series S saw their debut on November 10th, gaining a small advantage over the rival console. PlayStation 5 it landed in the United States and other countries on 12 November, but will arrive in the rest of the world – and in Italy – on 19 November.