Xbox Series X/S Is “Largest Launch in Xbox History”
The folks over at Microsoft have a whole lot to celebrate. While the Xbox Series X/S didn’t sell out quite as quickly as the PlayStation 5 when factoring in pre-orders, Microsoft has announced that its latest hardware launch is still breaking records, making the release of the Xbox Series X/S the company’s largest console launch ever.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently took to Twitter to celebrate the good news. In addition, Spencer also revealed that Microsoft is working hard to resupply retail locations with more consoles for those that have yet to obtain theirs. “Thank you for supporting the largest launch in Xbox history.,” Spencer said. “In 24 hours, 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.”
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.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 12, 2020
As for the specific accolades Microsoft is celebrating with the launch of the Xbox Series X/S, those can be seen below courtesy of the Xbox Wire site:
- More new consoles sold than any prior generation, with Xbox Series S adding the highest percentage of new players for any Xbox console at launch
- More games played, 3,594 in total, spanning four generations, setting a record for the most games ever played during an Xbox console launch
- Next-gen means more ways to discover and play, 70 percent of Series X|S consoles are attached to new and existing Xbox Game Pass members
The Xbox Series X/S is now available for purchase.
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