Apparently, AMD isn't celebrating its 50th anniversary in all parts of the globe, judging from recent reports regarding its AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition. Apparently, the exclusive, limited-edition graphics card will only be available for US and China customers - two of the biggest worldwide markets, for sure. This is a strange decision from AMD, since a sold unit is a sold unit; however, this may be a sign of really limited availability of the graphics card and the hardware powering it.
Manufactured in TSMC's 7 nm fabrication plants, the RX 5700 XT is infused with AMD's next-gen RDNA architecture, which makes this a hot product, even if its performance and pricing aren't what everybody had (sometimes unrealistically) hoped for. That this limited edition graphics card is only available in these two select countries may speak to the amount of inventory AMD will have available to move on the RX 5700 bandwagon. Even though AMD would love to sell as many of these limited edition graphics cards as possible, especially considering their $50 premium over the reference RX 5700 XT ($499 vs $449), that the company is artificially limiting availability speaks to an even more limited edition of the hardware than previously expected. This, in turn, may speak to a need to tighten up the belt on AMD's own distribution capacities lest AIB partners end up with unsatisfying amounts of hardware. This is just speculation, so take it for what it is; whatever the reason AMD did have to limit this release, I can see some grumbling customers on the horizon already.