Microsoft Warns About Supply Shortages for Xbox Controllers

Posted on June 21, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Games, Xbox, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X with 4 Comments

If you’re struggling to purchase a new Xbox Wireless Controller, you’re not alone. Microsoft has confirmed the recent shortages of Xbox Wireless Controllers to VGC, and the online discussions seem to suggest that Europe is currently being hit harder than the US.

“We know it may be hard finding Xbox Wireless Controllers right now due to supply disruptions. We’re working as fast as possible with our manufacturing and retail partners to improve this. Please check with your local retailer for availability,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VGC.

Microsoft sells Xbox Wireless Controllers in various different colors, but nearly all of them seem to be out of stock on the Microsoft Store in Europe, according to VGC. The ongoing chip shortages also continue to affect the production of Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles, which still remain hard to find in all markets.

If you’re struggling to find a new Xbox Wireless Controller, you may want to take a look at the used market or third-party controllers from PowerA, Turtle Beach, and other manufacturers. Microsoft’s Xbox One controllers are also fully backward-compatible on Xbox Series X|S consoles, and the differences with the newer controllers aren’t that noticeable.

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4 responses to “Microsoft Warns About Supply Shortages for Xbox Controllers”

  1. cworeo

    Do Series X/S controllers work with a PC?

  2. ericbeatrix

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