Microsoft confirms Xbox controller shortages, UK stores are out of stock


Xbox controller stock has been spotty, at least here in the UK, for a few months now. In fact, ever since Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X|S “Deep Pink” controller, it’s never been available for purchase here. Well, the company has now shed some light on the whole situation.

Microsoft recently provided a statement to VGC, explaining the reason for the shortages:

“We know it can be difficult to find Xbox Wireless Controllers right now due to supply disruptions. […] We are working as quickly as possible with our manufacturing and retail partners to improve this. Please check availability with your local retailer.”

Right now, the situation for local retailers doesn’t look so hot here in the UK. Amazon has the standard ‘Carbon Black’ controller in stock at £54.99, but all other colors are nowhere to be found. At other UK retailers, even black is also missing.

Although there’s a delay of around a month on shipping with Xbox Design Lab, it seems like the best bet at the moment outside of Amazon, at least here in the UK. Controllers are always available to be designed and ordered there, as each pad is made to customer specifications.

Have you noticed any shortages of Xbox accessories? How is it going in your region? Let us know below.

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