According to VCG, Xbox Series X / S was launched in November 2020, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that until July 2021, the company’s latest game console is the best-selling device ever.
Xbox Series X and S continue to maintain record sales
And in a New York Times interview published Monday, Microsoft’s games boss Phil Spencer said that’s still happening now. He asserts that the ongoing shortage of Xbox is really not the result of fewer consoles being produced than in previous generations. Instead, the scarcity is due to the skyrocketing demand since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
“When you think about trying to buy a new Xbox or PlayStation right now on the market, they are really hard to find,” says Spencer. And that’s not because the supply is less than it used to be. The supply is actually still large, but because demand is outstripping supply. At this point, we’ve sold more generations of Xbox Series X and S than any previous Xbox release. So, our mission is to ensure there is a supply to meet the strong demand from users.”
On the PlayStation side, Sony announced last summer that the PS5 had become the best-selling console ever after topping 10 million in global sales just under a month faster than the PS4. However, the PS5 then fell behind its predecessor’s sales pace.
In October, Sony said PS5 supply issues were negatively affecting hardware sales, but it still hopes to meet its annual shipping target of 14.8 million units.