seems to have underestimated demand for its XboX 360 console and as a result it is facing shortages in the U.S.
Jeff Bell, head of marketing for Microsoft's games division. claims that the company is running short of the console in the States. "You could say we misjudged demand," said Bell. "We're literally out of stock in many stores. We think this will have an impact on our sales."
Retailers are upset by the shortage and at the moment they're on allocation, but Vole expects the situation to improve after February. In December Microsoft managed to sell 1.3 million XboX 360 consoles in the U.S.