Shortage of Xbox 360s due to memory chips?

By Derek Sooman on February 15, 2006, 7:07 PM
Rumours abound about an apparent shortage of Xbox 360s being down to Infineon, one of the two companies manufacturing chips for the new console, having been unable to keep up with demand. Because of this shortage of memory chips, it is claimed, Microsoft hasn't been able to satisfy the Xbox demand anywhere near adequately. So, if you havenít been able to get your hands on the next generation console yet, blame Infineon.

The new Xbox debuted last November and quickly sold out in stores across North America. Microsoft has said repeatedly that it plans to replenish stocks soon and that its ability to do so will be helped by the addition of a new Chinese factory run by the Canadian company, Celestica.

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exscind said:
Infineon's one of the biggest memory chip makers, I don't see them not keeping up with the demand. I seriously have my doubts, but at least this is only a rumor.
JMMD said:
Wouldn't they have known how many parts were needed BEFORE they started shipping the systems. There's no way they didn't ramp up for this.
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