Microsoft has confirmed that there is currently a shortage of wireless controllers for the Xbox in Europe.
We’ve written here before about how difficult it actually is to get a new PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X. Not in stock or only for sale in expensive bundles. Scalpers are active to make a profit from the shortage in the market.
Shortage Xbox controllers
Now there is also bad news for the gamers among us who already play on the Xbox and are looking for a new or extra wireless Xbox controller. They seem to be sold out everywhere.
Above we take Coolblue as an example, but it turns out that that is not the only store where the controllers are not in stock. And it is not only a problem in the Netherlands, there is a shortage throughout Europe.
Microsoft acknowledges delivery issues
Microsoft has also acknowledged that they are currently unable to deliver. Opposite Videogameschronicle.com the company confirms that there are supply problems due to interruptions in the supply chain. Microsoft is working on it, stock should be back as soon as possible. Keep an eye on the stock of your local retailer is their advice.
Hardware shortages are unfortunately no longer news. The current generation of game consoles are scarce and difficult to obtain due to the worldwide chip shortage. But the peripherals have had much less trouble with this so far. Until now with these wireless Xbox controllers.
Crossing the border doesn’t help either. Also countries like Germany, France and the UK report no availability. is. Even in Australia, there is no longer a controller in the entire Outback.
The age-old economic law does apply. Because when there is scarcity, prices rise. The first scalpers are already active to offer their wireless Xbox controller at extortionate prices via platforms such as Amazon.nl. The price has already gone up a few times here.