January 30, 2023


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Having trouble buying the console?  Next year won't get better

Having trouble buying the console? Next year won’t get better

New generation consoles are still not a shelf-stable commodity. The Xbox Series X/S and, above all, the PlayStation 5 are poorly available and still need some luck. The bad news is that things won’t get any better next year.

New generation devices debuted in November last year. Within a year, it will be available in stores around the world. However, to be fair, the word “accessible” is a bit exaggerated. Yes, the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 can be purchased, but you need a little luck and more money than the recommended prices. The problem is much more with PS5. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, has already warned that next year won’t get any better.

Poor availability of next generation devices

During WrapPRO’s TheGrill 2021, Phil Specer, head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, made an interesting statement that isn’t too optimistic for gamers. In his opinion, the problems with the availability of next-generation consoles will extend until 2022.

I don’t think this can be spoken of as just a chip availability issue. When you think about what it means to get the parts needed to build a console and then ship them to a demanded market, there are a lot of key points to the process. I regret to admit that this situation will continue for the coming months and months until the end of the calendar year and the next year. The disappointment of the fans is the most disappointing. […] We are working hard to bring it (consoles) to market, but that will be a challenge that we will be working on for a long time.

Phil Spencer said.

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Sure, Xbox Chief meant the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, but the same is the case with the PlayStation 5. He might even say the PS5 is more popular, so in the case of Sony, the problem of buying the hardware will get worse.

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