The scarcity and elusive nature of Xbox Series X / WILL and PS5 has become something of a celebrity over the past year or so. The new generation of hardware holds lofty promises to consumers, but most have a very simple problem: they can’t handle damn machines.
That doesn’t affect sales of available hardware, though. In a new interview with New York Times, Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox Series X/S system continues to sell faster than any previous generation of Microsoft’s consoles. Take it, supply chain issues.
We know the Series X/S has been selling well for a while; back in January of last year, we heard that Xbox Series X/S is the UK’s best-selling platform (However, it was later reported that PS5 outsold Series X/S 2:1 in Q1 of the same year).
According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer in the interview, the Xbox Series X/S hardware shortage is actually more related to increased demand for the machine – not because fewer consoles are being made than the consoles. previous generations.
“Going back, that would have been March or April 2020, we sold out of consoles, which we never did. Because you had a sudden increase in levels,” he explained. usage”. “Our networks were tapped as people joined. And the team worked hard to fill that demand. And in some ways, we’re still trying to make this happen.
“When you think about trying to get a new Xbox or a PlayStation right now on the market, they’re really hard to find. And that’s not because the supply is less than ever. The supply is really. It’s still as big as it used to be. It’s demand that’s outstripping supply for all of us.”
Spencer went on to note that “we were”[Xbox has] has sold more generations of this Xbox, Xbox Series X and S, than any of our previous Xbox releases”, noting that the company’s job now is to “meet demand” of the consumer base.
So what does that mean in terms of numbers? Partner Niko (industry analysts) say Xbox Series X/S shipped 12 million Series X/S units. Not bad, right?
Let’s see if Microsoft can maintain this momentum as this generation continues and the company sees more competition from the likes of Sony, Nintendo, and Valve in the hardware space.
https://www.vg247.com/xbox-series-x-s-sales-best-hardware-generation Despite the supply issues, the Xbox Series X/S is Microsoft’s best-selling hardware generation to date