Xbox Series S Accounts for 'Almost Half' of All Xbox Series Sales in the UK - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 14 November 2021 / 4,393 Views
The Head of GamesIndustry Christopher Dring via Twitter revealed the Xbox Series S accounts for nearly half of all Xbox Series console sales in the UK.
Since the console has no disc drive it does mean the Xbox has the highest percent of digital software sales of the main three main platforms.
"Almost half of all Xbox Series consoles in the market (UK market) are of the S-variety, which has no disc drive," said Dring. "Xbox’s digital strength is the biggest of all 3 platforms."
To compare, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition accounts for less than 20 percent of the total number of PS5 consoles sold in the UK.
Xbox Series S is the entry level next-generation console from Microsoft and is priced at $299.99 / £249.99. The higher tier Xbox Series X is priced at $499.99 / £449.99.
Almost half of all Xbox Series consoles in the market (UK market) are of the S-variety, which has no disc drive. Xbox’s digital strength is the biggest of all 3 platforms— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) November 14, 2021
In the UK, the disc-less PS5 accounts for less than 20% of the overall install base. So PS5 is naturally going to do better at physical retail than Xbox (but not as well as Switch)— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) November 10, 2021
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