When Microsoft announced Xbox Series X last year, they confirmed that the system will be available Holiday 2020. If we look at previous Xbox consoles launch dates, we are looking at November for most of them. With the current COVID-19 situation affecting our lives as well as the production of many products, concerns about an Xbox Series X launch delay surfaced recently. To be clear, head of Xbox, Phil Spencer debunked these concerns. He has said that that manufacturing in China should not be an issue anymore as they have the virus under control now there. This was backed up by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadela in an interview with CNBC:
…..“On the supply side we are getting back on rails,” Nadella told CNBC’s Jon Fortt when asked about whether Microsoft would be able to deliver later this year certain products it had promised before COVID-19 took hold, like new Surface devices and a revamped Xbox gaming console……
Going by these comments, it’s safe to assume that there will be no Xbox Series X launch delay at all. Yet, there is more to this story. It looks like new Xbox may actually be ahead of schedule as according to the latest rumor Xbox Series X is in full production already. This information is a courtesy of a ResetEra user Tusharngf
This information was later validated by one of the ResetEra moderators:
I would still take this information with a grain of salt as it’s not official information. However, if true this means that Microsoft will have plenty of new Xbox consoles available to pick up this holiday. It is especially interesting given the shortages of Nintendo Switches on the market.