Phil Spencer joined a panel of gaming leaders at The Wrap’s Grill event yesterday indicated that a shortage of chips in addition to other unforeseen circumstances would continue the shortage of consoles.
“The thing that’s most disappointing is just the fan disappointment,” Spencer continued. “People really want this new generation of consoles—they’re good consoles, both from us and the other platform holders—and they want the new functionality. We’re working hard to bring them to market but it’s going to be a challenge that we’ll work through for quite a while,” said Spencer
Console manufacturers have struggled with stock shortages for over 18 months now, after the Covid-19 pandemic shut down essential supply chains and saw demand for gaming devices increase significantly as countries went into lockdown.