Launched on November 10, the Xbox Series X | S is a hit. Both next-gen consoles are out of stock in many territories and demand is not expected to weaken between now and Christmas. Result? Phil Spencer, the head of the Gaming division of Microsoft, evokes the best launch ever achieved by the firm, superior to that of the Xbox One in 2013. However, to have an idea of the volumes sold, one must turn to the estimates of VGChartz.
The American manufacturer has not released sales figures for several years. The company is indeed focusing on the number of players and subscribers to its services, leaving analysts to comment on the volumes of consoles distributed. With the launch of the new generation of Xbox console, the situation remains the same and it is therefore an estimate by VGChartz that gives us an idea of the success of the Xbox Series X | S today.
Available in over 40 countries, the Xbox Series X and Series S would have sold between 1.2 and 1.4 million copies. More than half of sales made in the United States with 670,000 to 780,000 consoles already in homes. In Europe, between 340,000 and 400,000 units found buyers, including 155,000 just for the UK.
In detail, it is unsurprisingly the Xbox Series X which is the best-selling machine. According to VGC, the high-end Xbox represents between 800,000 and 925,000 units, or about 2/3 of the total fleet. For its part, the Xbox Series S has sold between 400,000 to 475,000 units.
Of course, these data are still estimates and not official figures. They should therefore be handled with care, although VGChartz has developed some expertise in projection. These figures are based in particular on distributor feedback but also on market trends.
This is in any case something to rejoice for the American manufacturer. The launch of the Xbox Series X | S is a successful party!