Xbox breaks previous launch records, making it the biggest console launch to date in the Xbox family with the newest release of the Xbox Series X & S this month.
Previously, Xbox One sales broke the record in 2013, with over one million units sold within 24 hours of release. The Series X & S exceeded one million sold between the two consoles with over 800,000 Series X consoles sold while the Series S sold a little less than 475,000 units. For Xbox, Launch Day sales records are a vital insight into public opinion from a solely marketing standpoint, without the product in the users hands, it’s useful in providing information they will use to further the Xbox experience for users.
The difference between the consoles comes in resolution output and size, as well as the Series S lacking a disc drive, making it a returning feature of the lesser Xbox console of the new generation.
Originally, Xbox released the Xbox One S as a digital only console which is preferred by a portion of gamers, as you’re more likely to find a better digital deal from retailers before a marked down hard copy of a game. In the United States, more than half of the total sales of both consoles were sold which comes as no surprise being that the US has the largest support for the console.
In September, Xbox announced its All Access plan would be coming to 12 new countries for the launch of the new consoles, you can find all the information on All Access here.
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