According to Microsoft, several records were broken with the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. More consoles were sold and more games were played than previous generations.
After Microsoft launched the next-generation Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles this week, the company is positive. The consoles were released simultaneously in 40 countries on November 10 and were able to set a sales record within the first 24 hours – they were sold more frequently than any previous generation of Xbox. Unfortunately, Microsoft didn’t want to give a specific number, but apparently the Xbox Series S was the most popular model.
Popular backward compatibility, moderate delivery situation
The new generation of consoles also set a record for the number of games played: according to Microsoft, a total of 3,594 different games were played at launch. Since the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are compatible with previous generation games and therefore have a much larger game selection than previous generations, this record isn’t really surprising. The number of correct launch titles is noticeably fewer – Microsoft talks about over 40 games, including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Dirt 5.
The spread of the Xbox Game Pass subscription is surprising, because according to Microsoft, the subscription would be activated on 70 percent of the new consoles. Over time, however, this percentage is likely to decrease, as Microsoft fans in particular should, of course, use the new consoles first, and these also belong to the Xbox Game Pass target group.
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As for delivery issues that sometimes occur, Microsoft refers to subsequent deliveries – affected customers should therefore keep an eye on dealerships for details on new delivery dates. The less powerful Xbox Series S apparently isn’t that badly impacted – it’s still offered by some retailers in the PCGH price comparison, while the Xbox Series X isn’t available anywhere.
Those: Microsoft via Gamingbolt
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