Xbox Series X|S Sales Have Now Surpassed The Original Xbox In Japan
Sales of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have now surpassed that of the original Xbox console in Japan.
According to Famitsu Magazine (via), cumulative sales of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles have surpassed the life-to-date sales of the original Xbox console in Japan. Microsoft’s very first game console has sold a total of 472,992 units since its launch back in the year 2022.
Meanwhile, since their launch in 2020, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S have sold a cumulative total of 473,570 units, thereby outselling the original Xbox console. The console has yet to outsell the more successful Xbox 360 in the country, however.
Although less than 0.5 million units of Xbox Series X|S have sold in Japan, Microsoft’s current-gen consoles have seen greater success in other regions, bringing their global sales figure to over 21 million units. However, this is approximately a 1:2 ratio compared to the competing Sony PlayStation 5, which has sold over 40 million units thus far. It was also revealed that 48% of Xbox Series S players are new to the Xbox ecosystem.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are, collectively, the fourth generation of the Xbox series of home video game consoles developed and sold by Microsoft. The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, both of which launched on November 10, 2020, are part of the ninth generation of video game consoles, which also includes Sony’s PlayStation 5, which launched in the same month. Both new Xbox consoles replaced the Xbox One.
The consoles are powered by an AMD 64-bit x86-64 CPU and GPU. Both models feature updated controllers, solid-state drives to speed up loading times, hardware-accelerated ray-tracing and spatial audio support, the ability to render games in Auto HDR, support for HDMI 2.1 variable refresh rate and low-latency modes, and support for ray-tracing and spatial audio. Games on the Xbox Series X are supposed to be rendered at a nominal frame rate of 60 frames per second in 2160p (4K resolution). The lower-end, digital-only Xbox Series S was created to theoretically render games in 1440p at 60 FPS, with support for 4K video scaling and ray tracing. It has lower specifications and does not come with an optical drive.