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News hardware & software 01 October 2021, 15:31

author: Jacob Blazewicz

Phil Spencer Predicts Further Problems With Console Supply in 2022

Would-be buyers of 9th-gen platforms shouldn't expect things to improve. Phil Spencer believes that the problems with console supply will be felt even next year.

Shortages of chips, power, GPUs - that's the main tune of reports on the electronics market in recent months. Unfortunately, another important figure has now joined that chorus. Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft, predicts further problems with console supply in 2022.

During The Wrap podcast (via Video Games Chronicle), Spencer stated that the industry still hasn't recovered from the past problems with supply for PC components. This includes PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S console components.

“When I think about, what does it mean to get the parts necessary to build a console today, and then get it to the markets where the demand is, there are multiple kind of pinch points in that process. And I think regretfully it’s going to be with us for months and months, definitely through the end of this calendar year and into the next calendar year."

Phil Spencer is not the first representative of a large corporation that does not believe in a quick solution to the problems on the electronic hardware market. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, among others, spoke in a similar vein, despite the initiatives of his and other companies to remedy the current situation. Nvidia also left no doubt about the possibility of larger supplies of its products in the near future.

  1. Xbox - official website

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


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