The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are officially out in the wild but actually getting hold of one at retail is going to be a tricky task for a while. Currently, Microsoft estimates stock shortages well into 2021.
Speaking at the Jefferies Interactive Entertainment conference, Xbox CFO, Tim Stuart, touched on the situation, saying: “I think we'll continue to see supply shortages as we head into the post-holiday quarter, so Microsoft's Q3, calendar Q1. And then when we get to Q4, all of our supply chain continuing to go full speed heading into the pre-summer months.”
As pointed out by VGC, Stuart does expect the “supply profile” to begin meeting “the demand profile” in Q2 2021, which covers the period between April and the end of June.
This lines up with the Summer season, where we'll be seeing the bulk of the industry's new game announcements, which is bound to drive up interest in new consoles from both Sony and Microsoft.
KitGuru Says: Do many of you have your eye on a next-gen console upgrade? Were you lucky enough to get a new console already?