Microsoft announces record sales for Xbox Series X, Series S
While Microsoft has not mentioned how many consoles have sold worldwide, it’s understandable that record sales have been achieved since the company had a global launch for the new Xbox consoles instead of country-specific launches.
Kicking off the next-generation console war, the new Xbox Series S and Series X went on sale globally on November 10 and the PlayStation 5 went on sale only in the US on November 12. The PS5 goes on sale globally on November 19, but for places like India, we only have the official pricing of the console but no release date yet.
So far, Xbox seems to be winning, with the Series X being sold out in India already. The Xbox Series S is still available online though.
Xbox head Phil Spencer tweeted to thank people for supporting Xbox's largest launch in history. “In 24 hrs more new consoles sold, in more countries, than ever before,” Spencer said.
Thank you for supporting the largest launch in Xbox history. In 24 hrs more new consoles sold, in more countries, than ever before. We're working with retail to resupply as quickly as possible. You continue to show us the connective power of play is more important than ever.— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 12, 2020
While Microsoft has not mentioned how many consoles have sold worldwide, it's understandable that record sales have been achieved since the company had a global launch for the new Xbox consoles instead of country-specific launches.
However, while the new Xbox is available globally, it does lack AAA exclusives at this point in time but thanks to backwards compatibility and Microsoft's Game Pass, it's still cheap to play AAA games, even for countries like India where consoles are in general more expensive than they are abroad.
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Microsoft stopped sharing the number of consoles sold from the Xbox One times because Sony has always lead with its PlayStation numbers. According to a report in Digit, Sony sold 113 million consoles over the whole PS4 lifecycle.
This time though, it will be interesting to see the numbers.
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