Xbox One Headset Adapter Sold for Two to Six Times the Price as Supply Fails Demand
Microsoft finally released the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter to allow users to use their favorite headset with the console, but unfortunately, it seems that the supply that is currently out there falls way short of demand. And by a lot.
We reached out to Gamestop locations in both New York and New Jersey, the reps we spoke with stated that they received 1 or 2 pieces at most. Our next stop was at Best Buy, which offers a ship-to-store service on their site for the adapter, but when we tried to find any for pickup, our search quickly went cold as we could not find a single adapter available for pickup in the Tri-State area.
This eventually led to my final stop on Amazon, where the adapter is out of stock and affiliate retailers are selling the item starting at more that double its price($64.99), but it quickly got worse as some merchants on there are clearly looking to capitalize on the low number of units available with the top end of the spectrum reaching an absurd $199.99. That’s a little over six times the retail MSRP of $29.99.
No word from any of the retailers we spoke with on when they expect to be replenishment, but we’ll be reaching out to Microsoft to find out when more retailers can expect to have them in.
In the mean time, since this is preventing me from using my gaming headphones, I’ll be the super quiet guy in the lobby in Titanfall.