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The Real Reason Xbox Controllers Are Hard to Buy Right Now
In the past few years, gamers have found it difficult to upgrade their hardware — PlayStation 5s are perpetually out of stock, graphic cards are exorbitantly expensive — and now Xbox controllers are harder to come by. European users have complained that the controllers, from Xbox Elite Series 2 to Xbox One, are out of stock across the continent.
On June 21, 2022, VGC reached out to Microsoft inquiring about the controller shortages in Europe. First, Microsoft's spokesperson acknowledged the issue by telling VGC, “We know it may be hard finding Xbox Wireless Controllers right now due to supply disruptions”; however, the spokesperson did not indicate when the supply issues will be resolved.
Additionally, the spokesperson assured gamers, "We're working as fast as possible with our manufacturing and retail partners to improve this," and told gamers to check their local retailers for availability. In the meantime, Xbox owners can order a customized Xbox controller via the Design Lab, as it promises delivery within 28 days of ordering.