Series X sells 155K units on launch (sold out) day in the UK, Xbox One sold 150K in 2 days

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#1  Edited By Juub1990
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According to publishers speaking to VGC, Xbox Series X and S sold around 155,000 consoles on launch day, beating the previous record of 150,000, which Xbox One managed in its first two days on sale in 2013.

The UK is Xbox’s second-biggest market outside of the US.

However, Series X/S was still far short of beating the record set by PlayStation 4. Sony’s previous full hardware launch was the biggest in UK history, managing around 250,000 over its first 48 hours.

Before that, the PlayStation Portable (185,000) held the record for the region’s fastest-selling games hardware.

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So, good or bad? 155K in a single day is A LOT better than 150K in two. Imagine if they had launch games to go along with the console. I expect PS5 to do 300K on launch day. It also sold out, so good news there at least.

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#2  Edited By hardwenzen
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With the amount of people buying consoles to flip em on ebay, these numbers are not accurate

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That include online pre-orders?

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Good sales for xbox series x and xbox series s

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I will say I don't remember this kind of craziness for the Xbox One during it's release due to bad press over the DRM fiasco but those numbers for XSX are really impressive to say the least even though they're hard to find now.

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Since there is no ( and probably MS will never mention it ) official statement by MS or at least from reliable analysts ( like Zhuge ), will link this :

Xbox Series X and S Sold an Estimated 1.2 to 1.4 Million Units on Launch Day - Sales

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I can believe it. They can't be found anywhere and they shipped worldwide.

@mowgly1 said:

Since there is no ( and probably MS will never mention it ) official statement by MS or at least from reliable analysts ( like Zhuge ), will link this :

Xbox Series X and S Sold an Estimated 1.2 to 1.4 Million Units on Launch Day - Sales

I don't believe Chartz figures, but I'm sure the system is doing OK. I mean, it's not available anywhere in this neck of the woods

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I'm digging the real competition MS is giving Sony so far. If it weren't for them, we'd be seeing a $700 PS5 with no games.

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Scalpers buying them all that's why.

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sales

hah

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@Zero_epyon said:

I'm digging the real competition MS is giving Sony so far. If it weren't for them, we'd be seeing a $700 PS5 with no games.

For that price, you might as well get yourself RTX 3080 lol.

@BenjaminBanklin said:

I can believe it. They can't be found anywhere and they shipped worldwide.

@mowgly1 said:

Since there is no ( and probably MS will never mention it ) official statement by MS or at least from reliable analysts ( like Zhuge ), will link this :

Xbox Series X and S Sold an Estimated 1.2 to 1.4 Million Units on Launch Day - Sales

I don't believe Chartz figures, but I'm sure the system is doing OK. I mean, it's not available anywhere in this neck of the woods

VGChartz are forbidden in SW cause they are never, never accurate. If they were, they would've been the DF type of thing here.

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is either console not sold out somewhere? maybe xbox in japan?

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Sales don't interest me, no matter how many or how little something sells.

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@davillain- said:

VGChartz are forbidden in SW cause they are never, never accurate. If they were, they would've been the DF type of thing here.

And this evaluation is based of off what exactly? Or is it one of those things where it was inaccurate once or at a specific time and its now inaccurate for eternity?

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#15  Edited By mowgly1
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@howmakewood said:

is either console not sold out somewhere? maybe xbox in japan?

XSS is still available on Amazon France

https://www.amazon.fr/Xbox-Console-Next-Gen-compacte-digitale/dp/B087VM5XC6

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@i_p_daily: I don’t really care about them but it’s good to know the system is doing well. A system doing poorly is likely to get less support and get dropped faster.

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Very nice to see that the system is off to a really good start. 👍

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@Pedro said:

And this evaluation is based of off what exactly? Or is it one of those things where it was inaccurate once or at a specific time and its now inaccurate for eternity?

Before I was a mod, Charizard1605 explain it to me that VGChartz are always not accurate and whenever anyone makes a thread on VGChartz alone, they get locked on-sight. Even Tormy can tell you more on this as he knows better then the rest of us why they always suck lol.

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The amount of people buying both ps5 and series x and flipping on ebay is crazy.

Impacts on first day sales but not sales overall as they go somewhere once sold

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@mowgly1 said:
@howmakewood said:

is either console not sold out somewhere? maybe xbox in japan?

XSS is still available on Amazon France

https://www.amazon.fr/Xbox-Console-Next-Gen-compacte-digitale/dp/B087VM5XC6

In Nov 22?

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The US and UK are the biggest Xbox markets. So it's not all that surprising. The real test would be to see how Xbox perfoms outside of its traditional US and UK markets.

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@Juub1990 said:

@i_p_daily: I don’t really care about them but it’s good to know the system is doing well. A system doing poorly is likely to get less support and get dropped faster.

Well MS shit the bed out of the gate with the XB1 and reportedly still sold 50 million consoles, so barring a shot themselves in the foot moment like 2013 it should sell better, having 23 devs with high quality games means it should sell better, depending on the longevity of the gen of course.

Also when it comes to games both MS & Sony have just about every western developed games on their consoles, the biggest disparity is Japan where the PS getting way more games from the East this gen.

But considering that Japan is fast moving away from consoles, the Japanese devs are going to need sales on both consoles in the West more than they ever to survive as most of their games simply won't work on the Switch because its power is well to say the least horrendous.

And to be honest I think the best thing Spencer has done is talk to Japanese devs and get more games on Xbox like Yakuza, Kingdom Hearts etc. Also lets not forget Sony does pay for a lot of Japanese exclusives.

What i did find interesting about your post that there was only 155k units available on day 1 in the UK, seems rather small, does this mean both MS & Sony were lying when they said that covid had little to no effect on production. Yeah 155k units for an entire country just seems low to me.

While I understand sales are important to it succeeding, I still find it hard to care lol.

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It's weird to brag about launch sales figures (from any company) when they inevitably will sell however many units are produced. If all the websites are crashing and it's really difficult to get them of course they're going to sell out.

Honestly would have loved them try to produce half a million units at launch at least to help detract scalpers. But I'm sure that could hurt the crazy demand they're getting.

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I only got one the other 149.999 I really don't care.

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Anyone know how the S is selling vs the X? Been listening to some friends debate about the merits of having both.

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Just for info PS3 did 165k. Dont pay mind to these launch sales its the games that matters.

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That seems okish ... Ps5 will slaughter it

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#28  Edited By Daredevils2k  Online
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Only 155k in one day?? The way lemmings were hyping this thing, you would of thought it would sold in the millions.

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@daredevils2k said:

Only 155k in one day?? The way lemmings were hyping this thing, you would of thought it would sold in the millions.

Indeed. Those lemmings sure were hyping it to sell millions on the first day. Could you remind me of the fools who were saying that?😎

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@daredevils2k said:

Only 155k in one day?? The way lemmings were hyping this thing, you would of thought it would sold in the millions.

That was just in the UK. Damn fanboys can't read.

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#31 Juub1990
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@schu said:

Anyone know how the S is selling vs the X? Been listening to some friends debate about the merits of having both.

The X is selling significantly better. At least according to the same source:

The most popular Series model at launch in the UK was the Xbox Series X, which accounted for two-thirds of launch sales, according to VGC sources.

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not surprised that X would sell more than the S at launch/preorders, holiday sales might be different when parents go pick up consoles for the kids and price matters more

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both PS5 and XBOX will both sell all their limited inventory right now.

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#34 LouiXIII
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This is good news. Very healthy for the industry.

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@Juub1990 said:
@schu said:

Anyone know how the S is selling vs the X? Been listening to some friends debate about the merits of having both.

The X is selling significantly better. At least according to the same source:

The most popular Series model at launch in the UK was the Xbox Series X, which accounted for two-thirds of launch sales, according to VGC sources.

Thanks, I kind of figured the S would sell more long term, but maybe I was wrong.