GAMERS will struggle to get their hands on an Xbox Series X until at least June.
Microsoft has admitted its next-gen console is facing significant shortages for the first half of the year.
The Xbox Series X will be in short supply for a whileCredit: Microsoft
It comes after key PS5 and Xbox chip-maker AMD warned shortages could continue until July.
It’s grim news for any gamers that still haven’t managed to bag a next-gen console.
Since their launch in November, the new PS5 and Xbox have been largely sold out.
Neither Sony nor Microsoft has been able to keep up with rampant demand.
A new Xbox for Christmas 2021 is looking likelierCredit: Microsoft
Now Microsoft investor chief Mike Spencer said supply of the next-gen Xbox Series X will be limited until June or July.
According to the New York Times, Spencer revealed that Microsoft sold every single Xbox unit it had last quarter.
Fortunately, everyone seems to agree that stock will pick up in the summer.
Sadly, scalpers will likely remain an issue
It’s possible that console shortages could end even sooner, if demand dries up before summer.
Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19.
The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.
They’re up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide November 10.
All four consoles have been sold out around the world, with stock seesawing in and out of availability over the past few weeks.
The PS5 launched with major exclusive games like Spider-Man Miles Morales and a revamped version of Dark Souls for players to enjoy.
Xbox gamers, on the other hand, have a new Halo title to look forward to later this year.
In other news, The Sun’s favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.
Grab a VR headset and you’ll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.
And Dell’s Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.
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