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Phil Spencer: Xbox Series X|S Remains the Fastest-Selling Xbox Ever

Phil Spencer: Xbox Series X|S Remains the Fastest-Selling Xbox Ever - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 January 2022 / 3,536 Views

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer in an interview with The New York Times revealed the Xbox Series X|S remains the fastest-selling Xbox console generation in history. 

"Supply is actually as big as it's ever been. It's that demand is exceeding the supply," said Spencer.

"At this point, we’ve sold more of this generation of Xboxes, which is Xbox Series X and S, than we had any previous version of Xbox. So it’s our job to get the supply there to meet that demand."

Phil Spencer: Xbox Series X|S Remains the Fastest-Selling Xbox Ever

This means the Xbox Series X|S is tracking ahead of the original Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One when you align the launches of the different consoles.

The latest VGChartz estimates has sell-through Xbox Series X|S sales at 11.48 million units as of December 25, 2021.

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 or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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thevideogameninja (on 10 January 2022)

-" demand is exceeding the supply"- Spencer

That's a good problem to have, lol.

It would be really interesting to see just how well this next gen group of consoles really did if they weren't handicapped by the issues that seem to be plaguing the world right now.

If it weren't for covid/chip shortages I wouldn't be surprised if we saw all time highs for both Sony and Microsoft in the not so distant future.


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scrapking trunkswd (on 10 January 2022)

Yeah, that's exactly how I see it. Supply will finally start getting closer to demand in 2022, only for the holiday season to come along and completely torpedo it again. So, yeah, 2023 at the earliest for supply and demand to really start broadly lining up.

This is for PS5 and Series X. Series S supply appears to have caught up to demand in the 10-14 month range, depending on territory. So perhaps we'll start seeing promotions on Series S (price cuts? bundles?) over the course of 2022.

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aTokenYeti (on 10 January 2022)

This was expected but it’s nice to have confirmation. Still, I wish one day they would go back to announcing sales.

And before you say something, yes, I know they never will

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ironmanDX (on 11 January 2022)


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Random_Matt (on 11 January 2022)

Series S is you mean, XSX is non-existent.

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Mr Puggsly Random_Matt (on 11 January 2022)

I have one, I assure you where legends are true.

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Doctor_MG (on 10 January 2022)

This is good to hear. Personally, my favorite gaming generation was generation seven where each of the companies were performing admirably. The Wii was off to a fast start and the DS started kicking butt after a few years. The PS3 was a bit bumpy, but both it and the 360 had very long lives and stellar games with more IP's introduced in that generation that are still relevant. Then there was the PSP which, despite not doing as well as the DS, is still one of my favorite portable consoles of all time.

I hope that this generation can replicate that with the Switch performing stellar and the Xbox Series and PS5 trading competitive blows that does nothing but give gamers better games and better features.

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scrapking Doctor_MG (on 10 January 2022)

PS360 had some good games for sure, but those framerates! Ugh. The so-called "HD generation" was all too often more like the 15-25 FPS generation. I honestly don't know how we all got through it. :P

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Pemalite scrapking (on 11 January 2022)

The irony was... It didn't matter how many time a PC gamer said "High Framerate, High Resolution" as the reason for PC's higher requirements... Consoles gamers still thought they were on the bleeding edge.

Thankfully most have seen the light thanks to newer consoles and high resolutions+60fps being more common place.

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scrapking Pemalite (on 13 January 2022)

Also seeing so many cross-gen games releasing day-and-date. It's easy to, for example, compare Forza Horizon 5 on console vs. PC when they launch on the same day. You can't use a later PC release as an excuse for its improvements anymore.

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Mr Puggsly (on 11 January 2022)

I think Series S always had potential of being a success with its modest price and ability to play next gen content. However, its also a nice piece of hardware to settle with while you wait for better hardware to become easily available.

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Vizigoth04 (on 10 January 2022)
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