According to one industry analyst, Microsoft has shifted 3.5 million Xbox Series X|S systems since their launch back in November last year. The total number reportedly makes it 1 million less than the PlayStation 5.
In a response to IGN’s report on the PS5 sales, one of the site’s editors took to Twitter, pondering how many consoles Microsoft has shifted since the next-gen launch. Daniel Ahmad, a senior analyst at Niko Partners, reported that the Xbox Series X|S sales are “a bit over 1 million off the PS5 number”.
Take a bit over 1 million off the PS5 number and you won’t be far off.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 3, 2021
Microsoft started manufacturing later than Sony.
That’s just one of many issues that both companies are facing in regards to component supply, logistics issues etc…
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 3, 2021
With the global pandemic, acquiring a console has been notably harder than previous years. However, as it stands the figure is only slightly lower according to Video Games Chronicle, which has reported 3.9 million Xbox One consoles were sold within the first launch quarter back in 2013. As the current worldwide situation stands, we think this is pretty good going and hopefully more people will be able to get their hands on a shiny new console this year.
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