Xbox Series X and Series S: controllers not to be found on the market

Microsoft is experiencing a delay in the procurement and distribution of controllers for the Xbox Series X and Series S. Here’s what’s been happening in the last few days.
Xbox Series X and Series S: controllers not to be found on the market

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Microsoft was not particularly lucky with the launch of the next generation console. It presented the Xbox Series S and X in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. This, coupled with the difficulty of the lack of chips and semiconductors, made it difficult to produce the new consoles on a large scale. The same problem hit Sony in the making of the PlayStation 5.

Consoles are still in short supply in stores today and expectations for deliveries are high. The same problem has now hit Microsoft’s controllers alone. In fact, in recent days, there is a significant shortage of Xbox controllers for the S and X Series.

Xbox controllers: why are they nowhere to be found?

The report published by Microsoft, in particular, concerns the United Kingdom, but the problem is also widespread in other markets, including ours. There is no shortage of stocks only on the official website, but also on retailers, including Amazon. “We know that at the moment there are difficulties in finding Xbox Wireless Controllers available and this is due to the decline in units produced and distributed,” explained a spokesperson for Microsoft.

At the moment, orders on the Xbox Design Lab, on which custom controllers can be made with colors and themes, remain open. Waiting times, however, are not defined: there may still be delays on deliveries. The deadline for receiving the custom controller at home is 28 days.

For now, there is no other information about it. The only thing to do is to wait for the next few days, if not weeks, and see if the situation evolves for the better. The shortage of chips and semiconductors may have influenced the lack of supply, however the spokesperson, as quoted above, did not give much guidance on this. The luck, however, is that on the new Xbox it is possible to use the old controllers of the One: those can be found on the net very easily.


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