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Xbox Thanks Fans for Biggest Launch in Xbox History

Xbox Thanks Fans for Biggest Launch in Xbox History - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 13 November 2020 / 1,639 Views

The team at Xbox in an Xbox Wire post has thanked their fans for making the Xbox Series X and S launch the biggest in Xbox history. 

The Xbox Series X and S launched in 40 countries around the world and in the first 24 hours more consoles were than any previous Xbox launch. The Xbox Series S added the highest percentage of new players and a total of 3,594 games have been played across all four generations of Xbox. 

70 percent of Xbox Series X and S owners have an Xbox Game Pass membership. This includes new and existing members. 

Xbox Thanks Fans for Biggest Launch in Xbox History

Read the entire Xbox Wire post below:

The Biggest Launch in Xbox History, All Thanks to You

Thanks to you, the launch of Xbox Series X|S is now the most successful debut in our history. While we missed the emotional spark of being together with you in person, it was incredible to celebrate a new generation of gaming with the millions on our celebration livestream and everyone who participated in our global launch across 40 countries.

Your support, and what you accomplished in the first 24 hours of launch, inspire us and demonstrate the connective power of play is more important than ever.

  • 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

As none of this would be possible without great games to play, we also want to thank our development partners around the world and congratulate them on their own respective launches this week, including delivering more than 40 new and Optimized games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Dirt 5, The Falconeer, Tetris Effect: Connected, Watch Dogs: Legion and Yakuza: Like a Dragon to players on day one, 30 of which support Smart Delivery.

We know that not everyone was able to get an Xbox Series X|S immediately and are working tirelessly with our partners around the world to bring as many new consoles to as many of you as possible over time and encourage you to check in with your local retailers directly for more details on availability in your market.

Your early reaction and excitement for the next generation of Xbox has us feeling grateful and energized to continue building the future of gaming with you. On the behalf of Team Xbox: Thank you.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
Imaginedvl (on 13 November 2020)

70%.. I mean wow.. This is beast of an attach rate :) Not surprising, the value is amazing but still, 70%.. wow

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Mnementh (on 13 November 2020)

Number? No numbers...

"70 percent of Xbox Series X and S owners have an Xbox Game Pass membership."
Damn, this is crazy. It shows the high value of Game Pass, most console owners recognized that value.

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Shiken Mnementh (on 14 November 2020)

While I agree that gamepass has incredible value, the first month is only 1 dollar on the new consoles. I will be more interested to see the percentage a few months from now.

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Shiken (on 14 November 2020)

Well deserved MS, you really are turning things around. I look forward to see what games you will have for us in the future.

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Ashadelo (on 13 November 2020)

Gamepass is a beast and the future of gaming

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Ryotsu Ashadelo (on 15 November 2020)

Add your
I hope not, I don't like game rental

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