Xbox Series X and S Sold 155,000 Units on Launch Day in the UK, Beats Xbox One Record - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 14 November 2020 / 3,551 Views
Microsoft launched its two next-generation consoles - the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series - on Tuesday, November 10. The two consoles sold around 155,000 units on launch day alone in the UK, beating the previous record for an Xbox console launch, according to publishers speaking with VideoGamesChronicle. The Xbox One sold 150,000 units in its first two days in 2013.
The UK is the second biggest market for the Xbox, only behind the US. The Xbox Series X and S would have likely sold better if there was more stock as the consoles quickly sold out. Microsoft has stated they will try to resupply the consoles as quickly as they possibly can.
Two-thirds of the Xbox Series sales were for the Xbox Series X, while the other third was for the Xbox Series S.
The biggest launch ever in the UK was set by the PlayStation 4 in 2013 with sales of around 250,000 units in its first 48 hours. The PSP held the record before that with 185,000 units sold at launch.
Microsoft announced earlier this week the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S set a record for the biggest launch in Xbox history, outselling the launch of the Xbox One in 2013, the Xbox 360 in 2005, and the original Xbox in 2001.
"Thank you for supporting the largest launch in Xbox history," said the head of Xbox Phil Spencer. "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."
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