You may know that the Xbox X and S series are late in production. In addition, this arrival only at the end of the summer, coupled with the problems associated with the health crisis, does not depend on the relatively small stocks of consoles available for release.
We can then rightly wonder what affected Microsoft’s original plans when the console had been in operation for many months. Phil gave some responses to the American site The Verge during one long interview
We started production at the end of summer. We were a little behind the competition as we expected specific AMD technology in our chip. In terms of production, we were a bit behind compared to Sony. We started at the end of summer. If you do, you need to send them out to all of the correct retailers. There is a delay early and continues as they roll off the assembly line and hit the store shelves
A delay due to “AMD specific technology” which could turn out to be RDNA 2 technology even if not clearly specified here, since the Xbox Series X and S are the only consoles they embed in their technology Fleas .
However, Phil Spencer wants to reassure players regarding the current console production:
We are now producing at full capacity. And we continue to do so. The machines keep coming back to the shelves. It’s just that the demand is incredibly high right now. […] If you want a console that I will speak of like a seller now, I recommend that you buy it as soon as you see it.
In this interview where the big boss Xbox discusses at length various aspects of the release of consoles and in particular the fact that the planned inventory of Xbox Series X is larger than that of the Xbox Series S. In fact, the company expects the Early Adopters initially tend to rely on the brand’s high-end console.