The company emailing out special links over the last week to the Microsoft Store and it lets users directly order Xbox Series X bundle. The company says that it has limited supply of Xbox series X Bundles and that are now available to the valued customers, in United States. Emails are labeled to Microsoft store customers and bundles are available on the 1st come and the 1st serve basis.
Microsoft limits the order and bundle are unique, and tied to Microsoft account and there is not always guarantee that stock is available for the purchase. Larger range of valued Microsoft customers, that seem to be receiving the emails. It is the way for Microsoft to ensure some of its stock is not heading into scalpers hands. The requirement seems to be that, if the users shopped online in United States Microsoft Store before. It perhaps even purchased Xbox related software or hardware.
First if users are lucky to receive an invite to purchase bundle users will not be able to buy just the console itself. Company bundles the game and additional controller with the offer. Users have to pick between Madden 22 or GTA, Rust Far Cry 6 and etc. Microsoft already warned in this year that, Xbox series X supply that will be constrained into 2022.
Chip shortage globally having the negative impact and impacted various companies for the more than 18 months now. Vehicle manufacturers have scale back production of vehicles, and it is impossible to find stock of new graphics cards or PS5s and Xbox consoles.
There is the bad situation have been made by the scalpers, worse by driving up prices. PS5,Xbox Series X and the GPU street Prices, that are still through the roof with the Xbox series X. It is selling for the average of $856 on eBay for now.