A couple days back, Neowin reported that our sources were telling us that Surface 2 inventory was running low and that backorders were starting to accumulate. Microsoft has now confirmed the news and stated that inventory of the new tablets is running low and that retail stores are also facing short supply too.
Microsoft stated the following on its Surface blog:
You may have heard that the pre-order stock of the Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition, Type Cover 2 in Purple and Black, and Touch Cover 2 has sold out at Microsoft Stores in the U.S. It also looks like pre-order stock of the Surface 2 (64GB) and Surface Pro 2 (256 GB and 512GB) are close to selling out.
Of course, without knowing how many units were produced, it’s hard to tell if the momentum is starting to shift towards the Surface 2 or if this will end up being like the Surface RT, which also sold out. If the tablets did not sell out, however, that would be the most alarming of all, and until Microsoft gives us the sales figures (and we wouldn’t hold your breath for that), we will have to take this at face value.
Still no word on the rumored Surface Mini which will, and is somewhat baffling, miss the holiday sales rush as it is not expected until early 2014, according to the latest rumors.