The Xbox Series X|S family of consoles have shipped more than 12 million units combined, according to Daniel Ahmad estimation, who works for the research company Niko Partners.
This is a significant uptick from the 8 million Series X|S consoles that were reported to have been shipped at the end of October 2021. Ahmad said the “dual SKU strategy”–releasing multiple consoles under the same banner–ended up being a brilliant plan for Microsoft.
The reason is that the increased production of the S model helped to offset the lack of Xbox Series X consoles. This keeps the supply chain going even amid the ongoing issues with the pandemic and the semiconductor shortages.
Microsoft hasn’t announced official sales number for its Xbox consoles for quite some time, instead choosing to release figures related to “engagement” and other metrics.
In other Xbox news, Phil Spencer recently announced that the Xbox Series X|S is the best-selling Xbox platform of all time during its first year. It was also recently revealed that Forza Horizon 5 passed 15 million players, and Halo Infinite will be getting updates to improve Big Team Battle and 343 is trying to deal with cheaters.