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Phil Spencer Says The New Consoles’ Supply Is Not A Problem!

The Xbox boss Phil Spencer has twisted the line of thinking we’ve heard so far (the coronavirus global pandemic has resulted in a shortage of parts, so there is a shortage of consoles, and therefore, it’s hard to find any…).

 

Spencer, in an interview with the New York Times, discussed how he thinks differently: “Well, for me first started with my teams, the teams here at Xbox, and how those teams — keeping our teams safe, how we were going to get our work done. I will say the swell in usage in gaming was a surprise to us. Back in — what would it have been — March, April of 2020 — we sold out consoles, which we never do, in April and May because you had this sudden swell of usage.

Our networks were tapped as people were coming on. The team worked hard to fulfil that demand, and we’re still trying to do this in some ways. When you think about getting an Xbox or a new PlayStation right now in the market, they’re tough to find. And it’s not because supply is smaller than it’s ever been. Supply is as ample as it’s ever been. It’s that demand is exceeding the supply for all of us,” Spencer said.

The Xbox boss also pointed out that if you compare the Xbox Series pair’s launch to the previous three generations, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have outsold their predecessors: “At this point, we’ve sold more of this generation of Xboxes, which is Xbox Series X and S, than we had any previous version of Xboxes, so it’s our job to get the supply there to meet that demand.” However, they haven’t released exact sales figures for years, but the new console family is said to have surpassed eight million since their launch in November 2020.

Source: WCCFTech

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