It has been verified by Microsoft that supply problems have resulted in a lack of Xbox controllers in a number of locations across the world.
“We recognise it could be challenging locating Xbox Wireless Controllers right now owing to supply problems,” Microsoft stated in a statement to VGC. “Please accept our apologies for any trouble this has caused.” We are actively working to resolve this problem as fast as possible with the aid of our manufacturing and retail partners. Check with your neighborhood merchants to see what options are available.
According to the findings of the VGC research, several retail locations located in a wide variety of geographies are now suffering from an official Xbox Wireless Controller shortage. Xbox players on Resetear have reported that it is difficult to get controllers in a number of European countries, including France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The condition appears to be widespread across Europe. Fans in Austria appear to be experiencing the same issues, although in the United States, pre-owned controllers are the sole option available on Amazon US and GameStop.
There is now stock of the regular Carbon Black controller available on Amazon UK; however, there are no additional variations currently available. On the Microsoft Store page for the UK, it says that all of the colors are sold out.
Since the release of the next generation of Xbox and PlayStation, console shortages have become increasingly regular. As a result, Sony is apparently producing more PS4s than they had originally intended to in order to keep up with demand. However, in most cases, purchasing the necessary accessories has not been difficult. Microsoft’s statement does not indicate the underlying problem that is affecting supplies, but let’s keep our fingers crossed that this is just a minor blip and not an indication of more significant supply concerns that are on the horizon.