microsoft has recognized that there is a lack of controls on Xbox and says “supply interruptions” are to blame.
Turns out next-gen consoles aren’t the only thing in short supply these days, as microsoft has confirmed that there is now a shortage of wireless controllers Xbox.
As spotted by VGC, the accessory was sold out at many major retailers, with Europe being the hardest hit.
ResetEra user phonicjoy claims that it “sold out at most electronics retailers” in the Netherlands, and user Neural says that it “has been the same here in Italy for the past few months.”
Perzeval adds that “it seems to be out of stock in Sweden as well.” The situation is the same in the UK.
Currently, there is not a single control in stock in any color at many of the nation’s largest retailers, including game, Argus, Curries Y Smyths.
Even the official Microsoft store has completely run out of stock
amazon uk has some stock, but given the scarcity in the rest of the world, we guess that won’t be that way for long.
microsoft acknowledged the situation in a statement to VGC: “We know it can be difficult to find Xbox Wireless Controllers right now due to supply disruptions. We are working as quickly as possible with our manufacturing and retail partners to improve this.”
Things seem to be looking a bit better in the US, with stock currently available through Best Buy Y microsoft Store.
But it remains to be seen whether supply disruptions will cause problems there as well. For now, if you’re in Europe, treat your controls Xbox very careful.