Generations weren’t changing smoothly at the end of 2020, as the coronavirus epidemic was partly due to a lack of stocks, and neither PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X was able to produce the required number of copies. And the problem will continue until at least the middle of the year, as we were told last year by the major hardware manufacturer, AMD. Recently, Microsoft also confirmed that the XSX will be in shortage by June.
Mike Spencer, head of investor relations at Microsoft, interviewed New York timesIn this he testified about the real problem. Spencer said the company’s video player division generated more than ever revenue of $ 5 billion in the quarter behind us. This is due, among other things, to the fact that Microsoft sold every Xbox version it launched in the fourth quarter. Thus, according to the driver, Xbox Series X / S will certainly be in short supply by June 2021 at least.
Of course, Sony faces a similar problem, because the PlayStation 5 also has an AMD GPU and CPU, and the lack of stock is due, among other things, to the fact that the hardware manufacturer cannot produce enough chips either.
Since consoles are quickly detected in many online stores, scammers and profiteers who sell purchased devices in bulk at multiple prices are also found. But unfortunately we also ran into a situation in Hungary where the Web Store closed before the promised PS5s shipped.