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Xbox chief warns console supply constraints will last into 2022

Microsoft’s Xbox chief, Phil Spencer, says console supply points will proceed into 2022. In an interview with The Wrap, noticed by Video Games Chronicle, Spencer admits the Xbox supply points will last for the remainder of the yr and into 2022 on account of supply chain problems past only a chip scarcity.

“I believe it’s most likely too remoted to speak about it as only a chip drawback,” says Spencer. “After I take into consideration, what does it imply to get the components crucial to construct a console immediately, 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 believe regretfully it’s going to be with us for months and months, positively by way of the top of this calendar yr and into the following calendar yr.”

The global chip shortage has impacted numerous firms for 18 months now. Automobile producers have needed to scale back production of automobiles, and it’s been close to inconceivable to search out inventory of latest graphics cards, PS5s, and Xbox consoles.

Spencer isn’t alone in his predictions concerning the supply points, both. Chip producer TSMC warned earlier this year that the business chip shortages might proceed by way of 2022. Last month, Nvidia said it expects GPU supply constraints for the “overwhelming majority” of 2022.

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