Tuesday saw the launch of the Xbox Series X | S worldwide, and if Xbox head Phil Spencer is to be believed, the launch has led to the Xbox brand’s most successful 24 hour period in history. Phil posted about the new Xbox launch on Twitter, which you can check out for yourself below.
Thank you for supporting the largest launch in Xbox history. In 24 hrs more new consoles sold, in more countries, than ever before. We’re working with retail to resupply as quickly as possible. You continue to show us the connective power of play is more important than ever.
For Xbox, yes. Though there’s no figures to accompany this news, it would appear that the Series X | S have outsold the original Xbox, 360 and Xbox One in the first 24 hours of sale. Considering that Xbox spent the entire past generation languishing behind PlayStation, this news is promising for the future of Xbox.
As to why the Series X | S have been so successful already, there’s a number of factors to consider. Firstly, they’ve both received a simultaneous worldwide launch, opening the consoles up to more players quicker, unlike the PS5 which is only available today in certain regions. On top of that, the Series S itself is an extremely affordable next-gen offering which has likely persuaded many to join Xbox, especially with the promise of Game Pass on top of that. Let’s just see if Xbox can continue that momentum now that the PS5 is upon us.
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