Phil Spencer: Series X and S have “largest” first-day launch in Xbox history
Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently announced on Twitter that the Series X and S have had the “largest launch in Xbox history” during their first 24 hours.
According to a tweet from Spencer, the Series X and S sold “more new consoles… in more countries, than ever before.” Spencer also assured prospective Series X and S owners that Xbox is “working with retail to resupply as quickly as possible.”
Reports indicate that some players who placed pre-orders are waiting for more consoles to come in so that their orders can be fulfilled. Currently, retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are all out of stock and awaiting more consoles to fulfill pre-orders.
Of course, we’ve seen this before, as Xbox One previously outsold the Xbox 360 at launch, only to have a markedly less successful run, to the point where Microsoft considered exiting the console space altogether. The biggest obstacle for sales going forward has to be that the Series X and S are lacking in new exclusives, though Microsoft is banking on Game Pass to keep players hooked until games like Halo Infinite and Fable arrive.
Still, if Xbox can continue to boost its presence around the world, especially in the PlayStation- and Nintendo-dominated Japan, Xbox’s new generation of consoles could be its most successful in the long run.