Industry insider suggests that Xbox Series X supply could get a lot better in the coming weeks
Unlike Sony, Microsoft hasn't revealed the number of Xbox Series S|X consoles it has sold since its launch. An educated guess from analyst Daniel Ahmad estimates that figure to be around 8 million units, over 5 million shy of Sony's 13.8 million. Microsoft plans on bridging that gap this holiday season by making more consoles available to the public.
Industry insider Christopher Dring has heard from his sources that there is a massive Xbox Series X restock in the books. It couldn't come at a better time, as hordes of people will be eager to gift an Xbox to their loved ones or pick one up for themselves. While Xbox restocks have been somewhat frequent, getting one at MSRP is still daunting and often requires lightning-quick fingers. Bots and scalpers continue to plague the market, and one can only hope that Microsoft (and other retailers) have countermeasures to tackle the menace.
With Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite around the corner, gamers will be eager to get their hands on any current-generation Xbox console. However, there's no telling if the cheaper, US$299 Xbox Series S will get the same treatment as its higher-priced sibling. Furthermore, we can reasonably assume the lion's share of the upcoming Xbox Series X consoles will probably be earmarked for select markets.
Based on what we know so far, 2022 is shaping up to be a great year for Xbox owners. The ability to play both Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite and a host of other titles at launch will definitely incentivize new Xbox owners to try out Game Pass. Furthermore, Microsoft is also looking to establish its foothold in emerging markets such as India, where it was giving away eight months of Game Pass subscription to new and existing users for free.