A sales report from VGChartz’s confirms that Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were the biggest launches in Xbox History. Although, we had already known this, thanks to a tweet from Phil Spencer. We never came across any numbers, and this particular report from VGChartz predicts that somewhere between 1.2 million and 1.4 million Xbox units were sold in the first 24 hours.
The report goes more in-depth, saying that Xbox Series X was much popular and had sales between 800,000 and 925,00 units. While Xbox Series S, the mid-range console, had sold somewhere between 400,000 and 475,000 units. Both consoles did tremendously well in the U.S; sales from the United States alone accounted for more than 50%. The remaining 39 countries, where the console launched last week, had accounted for the remaining numbers.
Thank you for supporting the largest launch in Xbox history. In 24 hrs more new consoles sold, in more countries, than ever before. We’re working with retail to resupply as quickly as possible. You continue to show us the connective power of play is more important than ever.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 12, 2020
While this report does make sense, considering Phil Spencer remarks had initiated that it was the biggest launch in Xbox’s history, and we already know that Xbox One had 1 million units sold on launch day. The report nowhere provides authentic proof that the numbers are seemingly right. There have been many critics about the site throwing numbers around in the past, and at the same time, many people agree they have sources within major market data firms.
In my opinion, the numbers do sound right because if we compare these numbers to Xbox One figures. There is a somewhat 30-40% increase, therefore, confirming the biggest launch. Nonetheless, that’s just my opinion; it would be better to wait a few more weeks for the official numbers.