I wrote last month that you shouldn’t expect console stock to normalize any time soon and it would seem like I was correct according to a report released from Microsoft.
Microsoft recently told the New York Times that we could expect stock issues with the latest Xbox consoles well into the middle of 2021. I know that news is disheartening for many people that really want to buy a new Xbox console. Mike Spencer, Microsoft head of investor relations, had this to say
“We continue to see overwhelming global demand from our fans for the next generation of Xbox,” the spokesperson said. “In some instances, more consoles will become available on a weekly basis depending on the retailer and market.”
Sony isn’t free from the stock issues that plague Microsoft with their Xbox platform. It’s still incredibly hard to get ahold of a Playstation 5 console and it’ll continue to be that way for quite some time. Microsoft expects stock issues to last until at least June before things, hopefully, normalize.
These stock issues are not surprising when you consider the impact Covid has had on, well, everything. You can also add in the fact that more people are gaming now than ever before. I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to walk into a store and just be able to buy the console I want, but I know that’s a long way off and I refuse to pay a scalper.
If you’re in the market for a new console your patience will eventually pay off for you. It just might take a few more months.
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