Microsoft has confirmed that the Series X will remain low in stock for at least a few months.
Stock issues have plagued the latest generation of consoles across the world. Both the Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 have been just out of reach for most fans, and it's the one barrier keeping gamers from reaping the benefits of next-gen gaming.
The next generation of consoles is constantly pushed further away from gamers. And unless you're able to get one soon, according to the latest news from Microsoft, you could be out of luck for a while.
Stock in the UK has thankfully started to become easier to grasp; recent stock drops imply there's much more to come soon. Plus, the pesky scalpers seem to be getting slowed down by stock movements.
Microsoft Announces Series X Stock Pushback to April
In last night's earnings call and press conference, the company's CFO Amy Hood spoke to investors. She states that Microsoft expects significant demand for the Series X and S consoles through the next few months.
However, Microsoft's supply of consoles will be "constrained" until at least the end of the current financial quarter. The current FQ ends on the 31st of March.
This means that the current model of difficult console drops, offering consoles only to those vigilant enough to grab them in time, will continue for now. Sadly, if you're looking to grab a Series X or S, you'll have to be quick on the draw.
But, there's optimism to be taken away from this news. Of course, we'll have difficulty over the next few months, but Microsoft understands the demand for the consoles. They're looking to change the system in the next financial quarter, meaning there could be a more steady flow of stock around the mid-point of 2021.
The press release also came with some definitively good news for Microsoft, though. It was officially confirmed that the Series X/S launch is Microsoft's best ever. Plus, Xbox Game Pass's subscriber count has reached insane levels.
This news is great press for the company, especially as Microsoft have U-turned on their Xbox Live Gold price increase.