Shipments of Microsoft's Xbox Elite Wireless Controller have been hard to come by ever since the $150 accessory went on sale in October. Now a newly released statement from the company shows that supplies will continue to remain scarce for some time to come.
TechInsider got a new statement from Microsoft on the status of the controller in terms of its retail sales availability:
"While the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller is sold out in many retailers around the world, we are working quickly to get more units in the hands of fans. We expect more units to arrive at retailers each week but supply may be limited through March 2016."
This shows that Microsoft was way off in terms of predicting the demand for the controller. Indeed, as part of his interview on the Windows Weekly show last week, Microsoft executive vice president and chief marketing officer Chris Capossela admitted:
"If I could have built 10 times the number I built, I would have. We got that feedback at E3 that it was awesome, but maybe the price was a little too high, and so that influenced how many we produced."
It seems clear now that even the $150 price was not enough to curb the demand for the high-end game controller.