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Xbox Series X/S Console Shortages Expected to Continue Into 2022

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Xbox Series X/S sales could very well struggle to meet demand over the coming months, with Microsoft head Phil Spencer claiming the shortages could even power through to 2022.

As the Xbox Series approaches its one-year anniversary, fans all over the globe are continuing to wrap heads around the stock shortages that have engulfed the industry these past twelve months. With only a vague response regarding the low supply of consoles, Microsoft has continued to skate by without coming through with their promises to deliver more units. And now, as the company tipples over the first milestone, fans are beginning to feel the frustration burning deep in the back of their necks.

“When I think about, what does it mean to get the parts necessary to build a console today, and then get it to the markets where the demand is, there are multiple kinds of pinch points in that process. And I think regretfully it’s going to be with us for months and months, definitely through the end of this calendar year and into the next calendar year,” Spencer said during an interview with The Wrap.

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“We’re working hard…”

“The thing that’s most disappointing is just the fan disappointment,” Spencer continued. “People really want this new generation of consoles—they’re good consoles, both from us and the other platform holders—and they want the new functionality. We’re working hard to bring them to market but it’s going to be a challenge that we’ll work through for quite a while.”

Of course, Microsoft isn’t the only kingpin struggling to build and ship units on a global scale. Let us not forget that Sony has also had a tough time trying to process consoles and have them shipped internationally. But, unfortunately, it’s just one of those things that happen in the gaming industry. Whether we like it or not — there’s no skating by the fact that, in order to build a stellar console, one must first jump all the necessary hurdles. And sadly, this ain’t no 100m dash.

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Jord is an aspiring journalist and self-published author, as well as a lover of all things gaming and media.