The latest Xbox Series X and Series S consoles were launched in India last year, but many fans are disappointed with their short supplies for months. While the availability details about the premium Xbox Series X remain unknown, the Xbox Series S has been briefly available on Flipkart and Amazon. However, it now appears that the stock on Flipkart is now over, and in contrast, Amazon will replenish its stock on March 9 - though customers can book their device from now. Both devices that debuted in India on November 10 compete against Sony’s latest PlayStation 5 console that too is witnessing a shortage in supply owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Customers can purchase the Xbox Series S console at Rs 34,990 for the single white colour option. You can also get the console with a single unit of the Xbox Wireless Controller for Rs 5,390, which brings the total amount to Rs 40,380. Additionally, Amazon is offering deals such as no-cost EMI payment mode and 5 percent cashback with HSBC Cashback card. Customers purchasing the console via Amazon Pay Later will Rs 100. On the other hand, Flipkart states that the Xbox Series S console will be available in India starting March 11, though it does not have the pre-book option that was available last week and also appears to be ‘Sold Out.’ Customers can select the ‘notify me’ option to get the latest updates from the Walmart-backed e-commerce platform.
To recall, there is no disk drive on the Xbox Series S so the games will have to be downloaded to its 512GB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD. The console runs on a custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and custom AMD RDNA 2 GPU. It can play games at 1440p resolution at 60fps.ALSO READ: Microsoft Admits Xbox Series X Supply Shortages Will Continue Till At Least June 2021
Earlier this month, Microsoft said that its flagship Xbox Series X console’s supply would continue to remain short until June 2021, months after warning about its short supply until April. The announcement had come from Microsoft’s head of investor relations, Mike Spencer in an interview with The New York Times. The Xbox’ supply chain is hindered by several factors including a shortage in supply of AMD chips - the Zen 2-based CPU and RDNA 2-based GPU - that feature on the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.