Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s vice-president of gaming, has revealed that the Xbox Series S|X is the fastest selling console generation. Spencer revealed the news in a recent interview with the New York Times.
The interview covered a number of topics, including a section about free speech on the Microsoft platform, but Spencer also touched on the success of the two consoles so far. The vice president stated that, “at this point [Microsoft has] sold more of this generation of Xboxes, which is Xbox Series X and S, than we had any previous version of Xboxes.“
When you take into consideration the ongoing global supply chain issues, chip shortages and COVID-19, it’s impressive that Microsoft has still managed to sell so many consoles.
Towards the end of 2021, it was estimated that lifetime sales for the console were around 8 million units sold. This is still behind the PS5, which has sold an estimated 13.4 million. It’s very likely that the holiday period significantly increased the numbers for both consoles.
Spencer also spoke about the console shortages. “When you think about trying to go get an Xbox or a new PlayStation right now in the market, they’re really hard to find,” Spencer commented. “And it’s not because supply is smaller than it’s ever been. Supply is actually as big as it’s ever been. It’s that demand is exceeding the supply for all of us.”
Elsewhere, Read Dead Online fans are voicing their frustration at the lack of updates the game has received. The last major update for the game was in 2020, which means fans have waited almost two years for new content to release.
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