Spencer: "Problemet er efterspørgsel på Xbox Series X"
Vi ved allerede, at den globale chipmangel har gjort det sværere at få fingrene i en Xbox Series X-konsol, og en PS5 for den sags skyld, men spørger du Xbox-chefen Phil Spencer, så er problemet faktisk ikke at udbudet er mindre end normalt, men snarere bare at efterspørgslen er langt større end først antaget.
I et interview med The New York Times siger Spencer, at de faktisk har styr på produktionen, men at der simpelthen bare er flere der vil have en Series X end de troede.
"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 of 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. And the team worked hard to fulfill that demand. And in some ways, we're still trying to do this. When you think about trying to go get an Xbox or a new PlayStation right now in the market, they're really hard to find. And it's not because supply is smaller than it's ever been. Supply is actually as big as it's ever been. It's that demand is exceeding the supply for all of us."
Det er gode nyheder for konsolbranchen, der tilsyneladende ikke er ved at blive mindre lige foreløbig.