Robert Lindsay, managing director at Games Centre said:
“Shortages on Xbox One X are a particular concern, as historically Microsoft has been very supportive of a few key national retailers, but not so good at filtering the stock through the chain to the independent sector.”
While GameSeek’s boss Stephen Staley also voiced a similar concern and fears stock for the Xbox One X will go to online giants and supermarkets.
“I am concerned that the likes of Amazon and Asda will get more stock than games companies like us,” he said.
“But we have had these conversations now for the last 15 years. Nothing changes.
“It’s pretty sad, to be honest.
“The games customers are at our website.
“I will try and work with Microsoft, but at present it seems only interested in the revenue we are doing and not our potential.
“We don’t sell books, we don’t sell clothes and we don’t sell groceries. If we were, we would be doing ten times as much.
“Something is clearly wrong. The manufacturers of games consoles should supply the games companies.”
Xbox One X Daily Star Preview:
The Xbox One X touts itself as ‘the world’s most powerful console’.
It’s a big mission statement, and one you’d be forgiven for taking with a pinch of salt.
However, for the Xbox One X, it’s totally true: there can be no doubt it really is the world’s most powerful console.
The Xbox One X manages to reverse a trend that’s been true of this generation so far: Microsoft has outrun Sony.
At the launch of this generation, we saw the PS4 outperform the Xbox One in terms of technical achievement and sales, and now it looks like the mid-generational refresh has seen Microsoft catch up to the Japanese tech giant.
We had the chance to play with the Xbox One X at a Microsoft event in London recently, and we can confirm it does make games look incredible.
If you’re keen on upgrading to a 4K TV and want to get simply the best graphical performance out of a videogame you as you can this year, you’ve nowhere better to go than the Xbox One X.
Microsoft really isn’t trying to dupe you when it says the machine is the world’s ‘most powerful console’.
At this early stage at least, for first and third-party titles alike, it blows the competition out the water.
• Xbox Live Gold trial, HDMI cable (4K capable), AC Power cable
• Xbox One Games play better on Xbox One X. Experience 40% more power than any other console
• 6 teraflops of graphical processing power and a 4K Blu-ray player provide more immersive gaming and entertainment.
• Play with the greatest community of gamers on the most advanced multiplayer network
• Works with all your Xbox One games and accessories
• Great for 1080p screens – games run smoothly, look great, and load quickly