Xbox has made a tweet announcing an easier way for some people into getting their hands on an Xbox Series X|S.
In said tweet, Xbox Insider introduced the Console Purchase Pilot, which is available only for US consumers. Particularly those who currently own an Xbox One.
Today we're introducing the Console Purchase Pilot, allowing US #XboxInsiders on Xbox One to register for a chance to reserve an Xbox Series X|S console. Check the Xbox Insider Hub on Xbox One for details. Limited space is available and not all who register will be selected. pic.twitter.com/MBkQmbSDWc
— Xbox Insider (@xboxinsider) May 11, 2021
While the promo is literally open for any registrant who meets both conditions, it does come with a caveat. Citing “limited space” availability as a reason, not all who will register will be automatically selected for the program.
Microsoft’s current flagship console has proven to be difficult to acquire, despite being half a year in the market. With stocks seeing almost immediately get sold out as soon as they’re put on shelves, it displays people’s high demand for entertainment.
But it is not just the demand that’s the issue, it’s more so the supply that cannot meet the demand. The reason boils down to essential hardware shortages that cause the disruption to the production of literally many electronic products, including only video game consoles. With the pandemic still ongoing, concerns over semiconductor scarcity remain to be a pressing issue. One that some in the industry suggest will likely persist throughout 2021 into the next year.
What do you think? Will you be one of the lucky few who would be getting a chance at upgrading to Xbox Series X|S from Xbox One? Comment below.