Microsoft executive Phil Spencer has assured the public that the Xbox One will not be in short supply. He mentions that Microsoft is specifically holding back stock to make sure there are console’s available at launch.

Since the announcement of the Xbox One, pre-orders have consistently sold out.  Several retailers have reported filling their maximum allotments, then receiving more only to sell out almost immediately.

With rumors circulating that Microsoft was having trouble keeping up with demands, Spencer was quick to respond, “you want people to be able to walk in the store and buy one on day one, so you’re trying to manage the inventory that isn’t pre-sold.”

Spencer goes on to say, “It’s not a yield problem, it’s us trying to manage the hardware side.”  Spencer then adds, “I want parents who don’t think about preordering electronics to be able to walk in and have a chance to find a box. There might be a line, but I don’t want it to be that if you didn’t preorder in September, you can’t get one. That doesn’t feel like a great consumer experience.”

Although he wouldn’t talk specifics, Spencer is confident that Microsoft will be able to keep up with demands for the system.  He compares their availability now in contrast to that of the Xbox 360 when it first launched.  Spencer states “Availability should feel a lot better than it did for 360.”

Microsoft is confident on their handling of pre-orders, stating they are  managing them based on allocation, rather than by demand.   They want to make purchasing as easy as possible for gamers, saying “If people want to pick up more controllers and games, they’ll be there.”

The Xbox One will be releasing on November 22.


Source:  Gamespot

About The Author

Enrique C

There's no problem that can't be fixed with fire. Doesn't matter what game. If that doesn't work, use more.