While the current-gen consoles, namely the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, are almost a year old at this point now, availability for the machines has been a constant issue for many. Sony is taking steps to produce more consoles in an effort to meet its projected sales targets, and according to GamesIndustry.biz’s Christopher Dring, Microsoft is doing the same too.
In a post on Twitter, the journalist reported that Microsoft’s supply for Xbox Series X consoles will increase by a significant margin towards the end of the year. Microsoft wants to make availability an advantage over its competitors, alongside highly-anticipated releases such as Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5– and, of course, Xbox Game Pass.
While it’s still too early to say anything on the matter, Microsoft might just have an ace up its sleeve if the reporting is in fact true. With supply shortages potentially being a thing for as long as until 2023, Xbox Series X/S could definitely gain an edge with a healthy supply chain.
Word on the industry bongos is that Xbox Series X supply will improve quite a bit for the year-end run-in, just in time for Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon. Microsoft will utilise those games and Game Pass as the key hardware selling points during the Christmas sales window
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) October 28, 2021