There are places where it is not even easy to get a controller for the Xbox.
It’s been almost two years since Sony and Microsoft unveiled their next-generation consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S. New machines have been in short supply since the beginning, but their severity varies from country to country. In Hungary, for example, the Series X could soon be removed from store shelves, while in the United States, many still complain about the availability of the machine.
And now British customers are having trouble running out of controllers, which Microsoft has already acknowledged.
The image below shows that at the time of writing, you can’t even order a plain (1914) Xbox wireless controller from Microsoft’s UK shop, while a number of major resellers (e.g., GAME, Smyths, Argos, Currys) are out of stock.
A VGCIn a statement, the Redmondians confirmed the information, citing supplier problems to justify the emergency:
“We know that due to supply disruptions, it can be difficult to find wireless Xbox controllers right now. We’re working with our manufacturer and retail partners as soon as possible to improve this situation. Please check with your local retailer for availability.”
a spokesman for the company said. Overall, the situation is not very surprising, as a number of analysts have warned about various products (eg processors, mobile phones) that serious supply difficulties can be expected this year due to China’s zero-COVID closures and the Russo-Ukrainian war. And given that next-gen consoles have struggled with this throughout their careers, it was conceivable that they won’t be immune to the effects of global setbacks this year either.
By the way, based on a quick internet search in Hungary, the Xbox controller can be ordered from several locations, as well as the Xbox Series X and S consoles (for the PlayStation 5, the domestic waiting list is still around 1-1.5 months). For those who want something special, the Xbox Design Lab for designing our own designs has recently started in Hungary, with which we can design completely unique controllers.
Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.
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