Phil Spencer speaks out about the lack of stock of PS5 and Xbox Series X and S

Phil Spencer speaks out about the lack of stock of PS5 and Xbox Series X and S

The console shortage would stem from high demand.

If you go to any store where they sell or can sell consoles right now, you will most likely see the odd Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One. However, what It would be a miracle if as soon as you arrived you saw a PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series / Series S on the shelves, this being something unthinkable today.

This is not a trivial fact, but a reality that many Sony and / or Microsoft fans are currently living, since the new generation consoles are having a series of unforeseen events in their production and manufacture as well as in its distribution due to the health pandemic that has caused COVID-19, adding to this a shortage of semiconductors and other basic components due to it.

The health pandemic has caused problems in the production of consoles

That is why in recent months it has been possible to see how the presidents of these companies, Phil Spencer and Jim Ryan, have apologized for the situation, in the same way that they have promised to solve it as soon as possible. However, already entering 2022, everything indicates that this will be longer in time, so it will continue to be difficult to get hold of PS5 and / or Xbox Series X and Series S.

However, in a recent interview with The New York Times that has been carried out through the VGC portal, Phil Spencer has approached the problem of the new generation from another point of view, stating that the fault is not so much of the shortage of consoles, but rather high demand from buyers.

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Console production is the same as always, but there is more demand

This statement has been given with data, since it has indicated that the production and manufacture of consoles follows the normal rhythms of previous generations. However, the health crisis has led to an increase in demand and in people interested in acquiring one of these consoles, which has led to out-of-stock issues.

The reaffirmation is offered by confirming that, despite the situation, Xbox Series X and Series S have sold more in their first year than previous Xbox family consoles, so they would not be having so many problems in profitability.

That is why the current crisis would not consist so much in recovering the normal sales rhythm, but rather in adapting to the increase in the number of followers of the medium. In this way, time will tell if they end up meeting the expectations placed on them.

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