Xbox Series X/S review-The fastest-selling Xbox console in history
By Hemaja Burud
Published: January 11, 2022
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are still in high demand after little over a year on the market.
Xbox CEO Phil Spencer said in an article for the New York Times that the next-generation platform is presently outselling every prior Xbox system globally.
That's a really strong portent for the Xbox brand's future, and it demonstrates that a lot of players believe in the company's approach. "Supply is actually as large as it's ever been.
It's because demand outnumbers supply... At this time, we've sold more of this generation of Xboxes, which are Xbox Series X and S, than any previous iteration of Xbox," Spencer explained.
While global sales of the Xbox Series X|S are higher than those of the Xbox One at this time, GamesIndustry.biz's Christopher Dring notes that this isn't "exactly the case in the UK, although it's close."
According to reports, Xbox had a very solid December, with the Xbox Series X coming in second in overall console sales; nonetheless, the system fell short versus the Nintendo Switch that month.
Dring went on to claim that a shortage of inventory is "holding them all back," meaning that all three console makers might do better right now.
Microsoft has not provided data on console unit sales or how sales differ between the Xbox Series X and Series S. The Xbox Series S was a big hit on Black Friday last year, and it appears that the console's $299 price tag and simple availability has sparked a lot of interest
Of course, the system's ability to access Xbox Game Pass is a plus, and Xbox finished the year with blockbuster exclusives like Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite.