Xbox boss Phil Spencer now says to expect Xbox Series X/S console shortages to continue through the rest of 2021 and into 2022.
In an interview with TheWrap (thanks VGC), Spencer says it isn’t just the global chip shortage that’s making it hard to keep retailers stocked with enough Xbox Series X and S consoles to keep up with demand.
“I think it’s probably too isolated to talk about it as just a chip problem,” Spencer said. “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 kind 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.”