Xbox Series Has Apparently Shipped 12M Units, Just Under The 13M of PS5
Microsoft hasn’t disclosed any official sales or shipment numbers for the Xbox Series, but we might have an idea based on a recent update.
In a new interview with New York Times, Xbox Head, Phil Spencer talks about the sales success of their Xbox Series consoles. He mentions that the sales of the Xbox Series are outpacing any of the previous Xbox consoles in history even though the supply is affected and the demand is quite high.
During the interview, Phil Spencer mentions that “at this point” Microsoft has sold more Xbox Series consoles (S and X) than any others in history: “At this point… sold more of this generation of Xboxes, which is Xbox Series X and S, than we had any previous version of Xboxes, ” says Phil Spencer.
According to Niko Partner analyst Daniel Ahmad, if this quote is true, then it suggests that Microsoft has shipped more than 12 million Xbox Series consoles based on historical sales data of the previous consoles.
This would put Xbox Series X|S over 12 million shipped according to our estimates
The dual SKU strategy has paid off for Microsoft amid the the supply chain issues / semiconductor shortage
Increased production of S allowed for more Xboxes on shelves than if they only had X. https://t.co/rkHUDgvf8T
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) January 11, 2022
The last sales figure for the PS5 was 13.4 million units shipped, which was shared in October last year. While the console might have sold more by now, it is also facing a shortage so that could have curbed its demand. The gulf between both consoles doesn’t appear this large when it comes to the current generation, but only time will tell how well this holds up later in the generation.
While Microsoft and Sony are facing supply issues due to the semiconductor shortage worldwide, they have been having a lot of success with their new hardware thanks to the growing demand worldwide. Both the PS5 and XSX are doing well if we take the new sales figure, even though XSX is lagging a little behind. It is still a massive success for Microsoft who had to delay their big hitter Halo Infinite from launch month to last December.
Microsoft is betting big on Xbox Game Pass and has made their strategy around the subscription service where they continue to add content bringing new users to their ecosystem. They are releasing Starfield on Game Pass at launch, which is one of the most anticipated games of 2022.