During his DICE session, Peter Moore touched on some key Xbox 360 issues such as shortages and Xbox Live. Regarding shortages, he said, "Within the next four to six weeks, anybody will be able to walk into a store and buy an Xbox 360."
"There have been short-term shortages, but we’re driving a clear advantage as we go forward. It was the right decision." He added, "There were component shortages, but they’ve been fixed. Now we’re starting to cook. We’re building a vibrant, rich and profitable business model for the future."
Next-Gen – DICE: Microsoft Hails Xbox Live Success
The Xbox 360 launched on November 20th, 2005. Interestingly, in a recent interview, Nintendo indicated that around Thanksgiving 2006, it would launch the Revolution with a price designed to undercut the Xbox 360. With widespread availability being promised by Moore, many are hoping that this will bring reduced prices.
DailyTech – Microsoft Claims Xbox 360 Shortage Coming to an End
Published in: Games Consoles on 2006-02-13