Xbox Series X Stock Update
If you're looking for an Xbox Series X, we haven't got much in the way of good news for you today. It's still very hard to get your hands on a new console and there are new reports that would suggest this is an issue set to continue well into the summer.
During Microsoft's third-quarter Earnings Call, CFO Amy Hood suggested that "significant demand for the Xbox Series X and S will continue to be constrained by supply" and that this could continue through until June!
If you don't believe us though, StockInformer is often the best place to check for the latest Xbox Series X stock updates from across all the major UK retailers.
Alternatively, there's always CEX or auction sites like eBay. These aren't going to be constrained by the RRP guidelines, so be careful about what you're picking up.
Microsoft Game Revenue Increase
Do you know how we mentioned that third-quarter Earnings Call? Well, that wasn't just about the Xbox Series X stock issues.
According to GamesIndustryBiz, Microsoft's gaming business jumped up a huge 50% year-over-year! Personal computing was up 19% and Xbox Hardware was up a huge 232%. Of course, this was somewhat to be expected given the new console launch but it's still a huge stat.
What's more, Xbox content and services rose by 34%, This is reportedly "driven by strength from third-party titles, Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, and first-party titles." For example, Outriders on Game Pass drew quite a few people to the service. (That's a bit too recent, but you get the idea.)
Also, if you're interested, Microsoft also made $350 million just from people spending inside Minecraft! It's been a crazy year for Xbox, huh.
Game Updates & More
That isn't all, though! World of Tanks' Modern Armor update is finally here! It is the largest content update yet and there's a lot of exciting content hidden in the new progression pathways.
" With formidable main battle tanks commanded by a legion of powerful 3D Commanders waging war across tremendous new battlefields – it’s never been a better time to dive into World of Tanks again or for the first time!"
Fallout 76 is also getting another content update from Bethesda! The Locked & Loaded update is live now in-game and adds new C.A.M.P. Slots, S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Loadouts, and new Daily Ops for you to tackle.
It isn't quite as big as Steel Dawn, but it's another fantastic little addition that should keep you going until the next major content update.
Xbox has also teamed up with NTWRKLIVE and Reality to Idea to unveil a brand new hand-painted crate packed with Xbox hardware. Each of these limited-edition crates will include an "Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, custom Xbox Wireless Controllers, a custom Xbox Wireless Headset, and a signature RTI cone which is decked out in the iconic Xbox green."
You know, in case you needed two Xbox consoles...
All proceeds from this box will be donated to the US Latinx Art Forum (USLAF) which advocates Latinx Visual Artists in America.