Xbox Series X and S Sold an Estimated 1.2 to 1.4 Million Units on Launch Day - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 16 November 2020 / 18,248 Views
Microsoft has launched its next-generation consoles - the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S - to great success as it has set the record for the biggest launch in Xbox history. The previous record was set by the Xbox One in 2013 with sales of over one million units in less than 24 hours.
Based on preliminary data VGChartz estimates that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S sold between them an estimated 1.2 million to 1.4 million units worldwide in its first 24 hours.
The Xbox Series X was the more popular version of the platform, with launch day sales between 800,000 and 925,000 units. The Xbox Series S sold between 400,000 and 475,000 units.
The US unsurprisingly is the biggest market for the Xbox Series X and S, accounting for just over half of the launch sales. The two consoles sold between 670,000 and 780,000 units in the US, while in the Americas as a whole it sold between 740,000 and 870,000 units. In Europe, we estimate the Xbox Series X and S sold between 340,000 and 400,000 units.
The Xbox Series X and S had a global launch across 40 countries, with Xbox All-Access launching in 12 countries.
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