If a new report by Economic Daily News turns out to be true, the launch supply of Microsoft’s latest console might be constrained. It is said that the company is facing yield issues with various Xbox One components and that this might lead to initial supply being decreased from 7 million units to 6.2 million units. Earlier this month the company announced that it was reducing Xbox One launch markets from 21 to 13. Microsoft said that this was being done in order to meet demand. There has been intense demand for Microsoft’s new console, most retailers have already sold out of their pre-order stock.
The components are said to include Kinect’s camera module, the optical disc drive along with the related assembly. Microsoft hasn’t officially commented on the rumored supply issue. It hasn’t even provided a concrete release date yet, all we know is that Xbox One will come in November. Only today it was rumored that Microsoft may release Xbox One on November 8th. Sony has already upstaged its rival by being the first to announce the release date of its latest console. If this report is indeed true, you might have a hard time trying to find a Xbox One unit on launch day if you haven’t already pre-ordered it.
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