Xbox One: Microsoft will find difficulty getting stock for Holiday season, says Harrison

Friday, 22nd November 2013 09:41 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One has launched today, and while not everyone can get their console today, Microsoft’s Xbox VP Phil Harrison has once again reiterated the firm may have difficulty replenishing stock for Christmas.

It follows our launch-day Xbox One round-up. Get all the specs, game reviews, interface details and trailers through the link.

Speaking with MCV, Harrison said, “Our job on a tactical level is to ensure we get enough supply to retailers and customers as we possibly can to meet demand, and that will be a struggle but we are doing our best.

“There will be difficulty getting stock through until Christmas but we will do everything we can to accelerate that. And then from a software point-of-view on our services, that are constantly upgrading, we will continue to innovate there. From a games and product point-of-view, we have a very strong line-up for the year ahead. So this is really just one day in the calendar and then tomorrow it is back to work. We have some big games to bring to market in the first quarter and beyond.”

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  1. taylorlauder

    C’mon, this shady tactic has been used countless of times by consumer-electronic companies. A good example is Wii U last year. Imagine, a console like that could get out of stock for like a full week in North America?

    Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft’s chief marketing guru should all do a special guest on the hoarders TV series.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. schnide

    The most effective I can ever remember it being used was Nintendo and the Gameboy Color. SOLD OUT EVERYWHERE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, TROUBLE GETTING STOCK! they said.

    Walking around the shops Christmas eve, there were plenty :)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. VibraniumSpork

    Assholes like me are contributing to this…bought one just to flip on eBay.

    Having said that, I’ve taken a distinctly perverse pleasure in the last few weeks over-hearing ‘filthy casuals’ in GAME, Tesco etc. cooing at next-gen display boxes and asking staff if they can order one for launch….reminds me of this. :D

    #3 1 year ago

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