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News hardware & software 11 January 2022, 22:15

Xbox Series X/S Consoles Sell Brilliantly; Phil Spencer Brags about Results

The Xbox Series X/S continues to be a highly coveted commodity. According to Phil Spencer, it is the fastest selling console in Microsoft's history.

It looks like the Xbox Series X/S continues to sell brilliantly, as Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's gaming division, announced in an interview with the New York Times. Last July, the company's CEO, Satya Nadella, also boasted about the console's great performance.

Spencer stated that the continued Xbox shortage is not due to low production levels. Instead, the shortage is said to be the result of increased demand due to the ongoing pandemic, among other things.

Right now, it's really hard to get an Xbox or a new PlayStation. It's not about less supply, because it's pretty much the same as before. It's about the fact that demand far exceeds production. (...) At this point, we have sold more Series X/S Xboxes than our previous consoles. The task before us is to meet the increased demand," said Phil Spencer.

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This does not mean, of course, that sales of the latest Xboxes are already greater than the aggregate result of previous generations of consoles -. Xbox 360 has shipped around 85 million units. So this is solely about the 14-month period since launch. It seems that this Microsoft product is the fastest-selling device in the history of the brand. Daniel Ahmad, who works as an analyst for Niko Partners, wrote on Twitter that according to estimates, we can talk about more than 12 million Series X/S consoles purchased.

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It should also be remembered that the current generation of consoles from the "team green" has a huge advantage due to the launch of two models at dramatically different prices. So the availability of Xbox Series S certainly contributed to the great result. The price of this device is so tempting that it has become The price of this device is so tempting that it became the most popular product during last year's Black Friday promotions in the US.

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