This week saw the launch of not one, but two, next generation consoles from Microsoft: the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S. It was quite the exciting time and Microsoft even said it was their largest Xbox launch ever. But considering how Microsoft has long stopped reporting unit sales numbers, something Phil Spencer has been adamant about, some wondered what exactly that meant. Well, Microsoft has broken it down.
In a news post, Microsoft says that by biggest launch ever they mean more new consoles sold than any prior generation, with the Xbox Series S apparently doing the heavy lifting by adding “the highest percentage of new players for any Xbox console at launch,” which seems to indicate it was highest selling of the two units. 3,594 games across all the Xbox generations were played during this period, and maybe most importantly to Microsoft above all, a staggering 70% of Xbox Series X or Series S systems were attached to either new or existing Game Pass accounts.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are available now, if you can find them.