After discontinuing the Xbox One X and Xbox One S and halting the manufacturing of the Xbox One S back in 2020, Microsoft claimed they were focusing on the production of Series X/S.
As of Sony, it seems like the company is back to manufacturing PS4 consoles. As reported by Sony, nearly one million PS4 consoles will be manufactured this year. On the other hand, the PS5 supply around the world is in shortage.
Summing it up, Microsoft could be mapping something new, and Sony is just relying on its previous products.
The Xbox shortages is not because of manufacturing of less consoles, but due to their ultimate rise in demand following the COVID-19 pandemic, as mentioned by Microsoft’s gaming boss Phil Spencer in a recent New York Times interview. “When you think about trying to go get an Xbox or a new PlayStation right now in the market, they’re really hard to find. And it’s not because supply is smaller than it’s ever been. Supply is actually as big as it’s ever been. It’s that demand is exceeding the supply for all of us."
“At this point, we’ve sold more of this generation of Xboxes, which is Xbox Series X and S, than we had any previous version of Xboxes. So it’s our job to get the supply there to meet that demand.”