The Xbox Series S is Microsoft’s best-selling console in some key markets


In a nutshell: It is no secret that the PS5 has hammered the Xbox Sequence household with regards to gross sales, however how are the 2 variants of Microsoft’s console performing in opposition to one another? Considerably surprisingly, the lesser-powered Xbox Sequence S is outselling the XBSX in a number of key markets.

Ampere Analytics checked out gross sales information from the 11 months because the newest Xbox consoles went on sale and located that the Xbox Sequence S is outperforming the Xbox Sequence X, with the caveat that that is solely in “a number of key markets.”

A complete of 6.7 million Xbox Sequence X/S consoles had been offered by the tip of September, although Ampere by no means gave a breakdown of what number of gross sales belonged to every variant. In keeping with GamesIndustry.biz, the consoles have a 50/50 break up by way of set up base throughout main territories.

Not like the digital model of the PS5, which is similar console minus a disc drive, the Xbox Sequence S is a cut-down model of the Sequence X, in each specs and dimension, focusing on 1440p gaming somewhat than native 4K.

The Xbox Sequence S has been promoting so properly for 2 causes: An MSRP $200 decrease than the XBSX; and it hasn’t been struggling the identical provide points as its extra highly effective sibling.

In September final yr, Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon predicted that the Sequence S would change into the best-selling next-gen Xbox. The identical forecast was additionally made by head of Xbox Phil Spencer. It is beginning to look as in the event that they might be proved proper.

The success of the Xbox Sequence S has seen digital titles make up a substantial share of Xbox recreation gross sales, extra so than the PS5. Over 90% of gross sales of Name of Obligation: Vanguard on Xbox got here as a digital obtain, in accordance with GSD.

The PlayStation 5 had outsold the Xbox Sequence X/S by virtually double throughout the identical September-end interval, shifting 12.8 million models. The Nintendo Swap, which has been obtainable for 3 years, had offered 89.7 million models. Nonetheless, improved availability has seen the PS5 outselling the Swap in Europe just lately by “a ways,” in accordance with Ampere, and Sony’s console was the best-selling {hardware} platform in September 2021 by way of each models and {dollars} generated, the primary time a console apart from the Swap led the market.

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