It looks like Microsoft Xbox 360 supply is catching up to the demand from users, as analyst P.J. McNealy has conducted a retailer survey that shows the results for people looking to get a Xbox 360 is improving. McNealy expects MS to top its own 4-5 million shipment target for this June, and to reach 10-12 million by the end of 2006.
P.J. McNealy of American Technology Research believes things are looking up for Xbox 360 production, as he now expects Microsoft to ship 6 million hardware units worldwide by this June, which would be about one million more consoles than Microsoft said it was targeting.
American Technology Research recently conducted a retail survey to see just what the Xbox 360 inventory picture looked like. “Nearly three months after launch, we believe that inventory is becoming more readily available at retail in North America, as expected… We spoke with 125 retail stores late last week, and 26 stores had Xbox 360s, with all but five of them with just Core units.”
Good news for everyone, as publishers don’t want to risk creating a game when there is no market, and the hardware shortages could have damaged Microsoft’s console pretty bad as it gets closer to the time when the PS3 is going to be released.