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.
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.