Good luck, you'll need it: the holidays are fast approaching, and game consoles will be harder to maintain than ever before. Retailers continue to struggle to find clever ways to combat speculators, although the return to traditional stores seems clear. Sure, chip shortages and speculators can easily be blamed, but retailers are not without their faults.
Microsoft is cleaning up speculators by offering Xbox Series X bundles to "valued customers". About a week ago, links were sent to customers to purchase console bundles directly. p>
These bundles include Xbox Series X (including console), additional console, and game. Tom Warren notes from The Verge Customers can choose from Madden 22, GTA V, Rust, Far Cry 6, Hasbro Family Fun Pack, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Insurgency Sandstorm, or Diablo 2 Resurrected.
Introduced Microsoft Xbox. X-Series bundles (with additional game and console) for this week's 'Valuable Microsoft Customers'. The emails include a unique link to purchase the package pic.twitter.com/dEHlR0rsZ7- Tom Warren (@tomwarren) November 23, 2021
Modules are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so you are guaranteed the drop is not a one-person landing. However, the shopping links are linked to your store account, so no one else can use them. Microsoft has also limited sales to one order and a maximum of two orders in 30 days. p>
It is not clear exactly how Microsoft chooses customers for email. Warren speculates that the links will be released to users who have recently purchased from the Microsoft Online Store and purchased Xbox software or hardware. These seem reasonable assumptions. p>
Microsoft's idea of avoiding speculators sounds better than Japanese retailers Nojima Denki and GEO, who have begun writing customer names on the console package. We hope that this will prevent the exploiters from reselling them. . Other companies, such as Walmart, have created complex queues trying to weed out bots and eliminate repeat buyers. p>
Microsoft emails 'Valuable Customers' links to purchase Xbox Series X bundles directly