Xbox chief warns console provide constraints will final into 2022
Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, says console provide points will proceed into 2022. In an interview with The Wrap, noticed by Video Video games Chronicle, Spencer admits the Xbox provide points will final for the remainder of the yr and into 2022 resulting from provide chain problems past only a chip scarcity.
“I feel it’s most likely too remoted to speak about it as only a chip downside,” says Spencer. “After I take into consideration, what does it imply to get the components essential to construct a console at the moment, after which get it to the markets the place the demand is, there are a number of type of pinch factors in that course of. And I feel regretfully it’s going to be with us for months and months, positively via the tip of this calendar yr and into the subsequent calendar yr.”
The international chip scarcity has impacted numerous corporations for 18 months now. Automotive producers have needed to cut back manufacturing of automobiles, and it’s been close to inconceivable to seek out inventory of latest graphics playing cards, PS5s, and Xbox consoles.
Spencer isn’t alone in his predictions in regards to the provide points, both. Chip producer TSMC warned earlier this yr that the trade chip shortages may proceed via 2022. Final month, Nvidia stated it expects GPU provide constraints for the “overwhelming majority” of 2022.