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Xbox Series X|S 'Most Successful' Xbox Launch Ever in India

Xbox Series X|S 'Most Successful' Xbox Launch Ever in India - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 May 2021 / 1,725 Views

Microsoft has told IGN India the launch of the Xbox Series X|S in India was the biggest in Xbox history. This follows the report that the Xbox Series S was the best-selling console in the country in March. 

"We’ve seen overwhelming demand from our fans for our new Xbox consoles," said a spokesperson for Microsoft India. "The Indian gaming audience is one of the world’s biggest gaming markets and remains a key growth area for the Xbox business.

"The interest and enthusiasm we are seeing from fans locally is a testament to the growth of gaming in the Indian region and the appetite for newer, different, world-class experiences."

Xbox Series X|S 'Most Successful' Xbox Launch in India

Microsoft did not provide exact sales figures, however, a spokesperson did say the consoles set an Xbox record at launch. 

"We're pleased to share that the launch of Xbox Series X and Series S was the most successful in our history," said the spokesperson.

Microsoft appears to be taking a more worldwide strategy with the Xbox Series X|S than it did with the Xbox One. The Xbox One launched a year later in India than it did in North America and parts of Europe, while the Xbox Series X|S launched in India on day one. 


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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9 Comments
Cerebralbore101 (on 07 April 2021)

This is no surprise. Gamepass should be a hit in developing nations, so long as they have internet access.

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Mr Puggsly Cerebralbore101 (on 07 April 2021)

That could certainly help. The most expensive aspect of buy a console isn't the hardware, its collecting games.

But developing nations also tend to get PC hardware, which is why putting games on PC is something I always supported.

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Blood_Tears (on 07 April 2021)

Congrats to MS on a good sales month. Although, this is mostly a hollow victory overall since PS5 had a delayed launch of Feb with only around 4000 units at launch and no restocks since. With a 90% market share going into this gen in India it will likely only take one or two restocks for Sony to retake the majority share again. After that happens and shortages get sorted out I suspect we won’t be seeing many of these articles on the front page again. But anyways, good job Microsoft.

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gtotheunit91 (on 07 April 2021)

How big is the gaming market in India? With well over a billion people, I imagine it's large but I have never heard someone bring up that market besides mobile gaming.

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shikamaru317 gtotheunit91 (on 07 April 2021)

Going to guess that it's the 4th biggest gaming market in Asia after China, Japan, and South Korea. While the population of India is huge, 2nd only to China, the average person in India is a good bit poorer than in China, and alot poorer than in Japan or South Korea (which are ranked 18th and 19th for highest average income countries), which probably results in only maybe the most wealthy eighth or so of the Indian population being able to afford to be a gamer.

How big the console market is there though, I have no idea, could be like China where the gaming market is big, but the console market is comparatively quite small.

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trunkswd shikamaru317 (on 07 April 2021)

I'll add that last gen PS4 had a 90% marketshare, so really only way for Xbox to go this gen is up.

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mjk45 trunkswd (on 08 April 2021)

Unless the Ps5 ups it market share to 90.1%

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