Xbox wireless controller sold out one after another. It is scarce all over the world and serious in Europe –AUTOMATON

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It seems that the Xbox wireless controller is sold out all over the world. Especially in Europe. VGC reports.

It seems that Xbox wireless controllers are sold out one after another in each country. Especially in Europe, the shortage is remarkable. In the UK, inventory is currently exhausted at retail stores, including the official Microsoft Store. On the other hand, problems are occurring even in the few stores that have inventory. For example, the Amazon UK marketplace says the selling price has been raised to £ 93.99, which is about twice the official price. According to users of the overseas bulletin board Resetera, this situation seems to have spread to Australia in addition to the European countries of France, the Netherlands and Germany.

By the way, in the Xbox wireless controller, Xbox Design Lab is being developed as a service that allows you to design the controller to your liking. Even in areas of shortage, the official website says, “He aims to deliver within 28 days of ordering.” However, it is uncertain whether it will be shipped according to the guidance.

The shortage of Xbox wireless controllers is due to the lack of supply. A Microsoft spokeswoman told VGC, “We are working with manufacturing and retail partners as quickly as possible to improve this. Please contact your local retailer for availability.” It is said that he replied.

And such supply interruptions are probably due to a global shortage of semiconductors. The shortage of semiconductors for about two years has had a serious impact not only on the game industry but also on all sides. In Japan, it has recently been reported that air conditioners are in short supply and automobile factories are shut down. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger expects the semiconductor shortage to continue until 2024 (EE Times Japan).

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On the other hand, the Xbox wireless controller seems to be relatively easy to obtain in the United States at present. At the time of writing this article, you can see the stock in the Microsoft Store. However, some retailers, such as AmazonUS, currently only sell used controllers. However, in Japan, it is currently sold out in the Microsoft Store and is listed in the Amazon marketplace at a slightly higher price than the list price. It can be said that the shortage of the controller has begun to spread to the United States and Japan.

On the other hand, the DUALSHOCK 4, which is a controller for PS4, is still in short supply. In the Amazon marketplace, it is listed at a price that exceeds the list price by about 1000 to 3000 yen. At the Sony store, the items are backordered and only one item can be purchased per person due to the shortage of items. The PS5 controller Dual Sense is sold at a fixed price at many stores. It may be that production is concentrated on the new controller.

The global shortage of semiconductors seems to be leading to a shortage of hardware as well as game consoles. On the other hand, regarding PS5, the other day, there was a comment about increasing production (related article). How will each company’s hardware business overcome the shortage of semiconductors? I would like to keep an eye on future trends.


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