Microsoft’s new Xbox off to a flying start?
Looks like Microsoft’s Xbox One S is already a huge success in the UK, in spite of the already announced Xbox One Scorpio. Aaron Greenberg, head of Xbox games marketing, tweeted that the console already seems to be selling out in the country, with both GAME UK and Amazon UK reporting that their inventories of the system are depleted already.
The most amazing thing here is that this is only the most expensive SKU of the redesigned Xbox One- the cheaper Xbox One S units, which come with 1TB and 500GB of on board storage space (as opposed to 2TB in this one) haven’t released yet (and won’t for another three weeks)- so if this more expensive unit has already affected the performance of the system this much, one has to wonder just what impact the cheaper Xbox One S systems will have
Microsoft will probably be hoping that this kind of performance is reflective of how the Xbox One S will perform in the rest of the world, too- if this launch, as well as the launch of the Scorpio next year, help reinvigorate the console, then it might be too early to count the Xbox One out of the race just yet.
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) August 1, 2016