Xbox Series X|S Has Outsold All Previous Xbox Consoles During The Same Point In Their Cycles

More Xbox Series X|S con­soles have been sold at this point in their lifes­pan than dur­ing the equiv­a­lent peri­ods for any pre­vi­ous Xbox con­sole, as revealed by Microsoft.

Xbox head Phil Spencer, recent­ly had an inter­view with The New York Times, were he dis­cussed how dif­fi­cult it is to find a PlaySta­tion 5 or Xbox Series con­sole. He says it’s not because sup­ply is low­er than it’s been in the past, but the demand is that much higher.

At this point, we’ve sold more of this gen­er­a­tion of Xbox­es, which is Xbox Series X and S, than we had any pre­vi­ous ver­sion of Xbox­es. So it’s our job to get the sup­ply there to meet that demand,” Spencer explained.

The COVID-19 pan­dem­ic accel­er­at­ed peo­ple’s inter­est in gam­ing, since many peo­ple were stuck at home dur­ing lock­downs. Spencer says, “The swell in usage in gam­ing was a sur­prise to us. Back in — what would it have been — March, April of 2020 — we sold out of con­soles, which we nev­er do.”

He’s refer­ring to the Xbox One. In July 2020, Microsoft also announced that the One X and One S All-Dig­i­tal Edi­tions would be dis­con­tin­ued ahead of the Series X|S launch. Demand for gam­ing con­soles is so crazy right now that last gen­er­a­tion PS4 con­soles have increased in price.

Despite short­ages of con­soles last year, Microsoft says the Xbox Series X|S is the fastest-sell­ing Xbox ever. 2022 will be a good con­tent year for Xbox Series own­ers, with Red­fall and Starfield com­ing lat­er this year. 

I am a Platinum lover and an ex- Cod-aholic. I've been playing games since I was 5 years old and I refuse to quit, despite my mother's attempts to get me to. God of War and its successors are my all time favorite games.

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