Xbox Series X, Series S Shortage Due to High Demand Says Boss Phil Spencer and Apologises for It

Xbox Series X and S went out of stock.


The Xbox Series X and Series S has recently arrived in the global market and according to the company, the launch is going well. Both the consoles are selling out and Xbox boss Phil Spencer has sought apology for the shortage of the stock. During GlitchCon Spencer stated that the company need more stock as the consoles are going out of stock very soon due to high demand. 

“We need more consoles [laughs],” Spencer said during an appearance at GlitchCon. “The number one request I get over and over is it’s so hard to get the consoles right now. And I really apologize for that. We’ve been building them for almost two months now and trying to get as many into the stores as we can, but the demand is just so high.”

According to Spencer COVID-19 has impacted the entire world and it was a challenging year for the companies to develop games to release it on a new platform. Irrespective of all the challenges the teams have done a great job and Spencer is proud of his entire team. 

Xbox boss Liz Hamren on Xbox Wire post confirmed the shortage of Xbox Series X and S. Hamren stated that the Microsoft team is “working tirelessly” with all its retailers globally to make the next-gen console available for buyers. 

“We know that not everyone was able to get an Xbox Series X|S immediately and are working tirelessly with our partners around the world to bring as many new consoles to as many of you as possible over time and encourage you to check in with your local retailers directly for more details on availability in your market,” reads the Xbox Wire post.

Xbox Series X and Series S turned out to be a hit for Microsoft, as per the official post the company has sold more consoles in more countries within 24 hours of launch. The company also claimed that it has sold more units than ever before, back in 2013 it has sold 1 million units on the first day of launch. So we can safely assume that the current numbers will be higher than 1 million. A new rumour-based report says that the Xbox Series consoles sold 1.4 million units in the first 24 hours, passing the launch day sales of the Xbox One.

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