Xbox head Phil Spencer reveals that at this point Microsoft “has sold more Xbox Series X|S than any previous Xbox version”.
Speaking in the latest interview with The New York Times, Spencer spoke about the issues surrounding the limited stock of Xbox Series X | S but also PlayStation 5 and the incredible demand for next-gen consoles, among others.
Spencer revealed that supply is as good as it’s ever been, but demand is simply outstripping supply, despite Microsoft’s best efforts to meet that demand.
On top of that, Spencer seemingly revealed that despite chip shortages, the Xbox Series X | S is on course to become the best-selling Xbox console in history. According to the Xbox official, at this point the Xbox Series X | S has surpassed all previous versions of the Xbox console.
“At this point, we have sold more Xbox Series X|S than we had any previous version of Xbox,” he said. Unfortunately, Spencer didn’t reveal any additional details regarding the sales numbers in the interview.
This would surely place the Xbox Series X | S above the ten million mark, probably closer to 12 million. Its main competitor, the PlayStation 5, reached 14.4 million sales in October 2021 and it is most likely ahead in terms of units sold.
However, with the issue of chip shortages, it’s more about who can actually make most units than who can advertise and sell them better.
For Microsoft, it helps that they had a fairly large inventory of Xbox Series S consoles over the holiday season, which boosted sales significantly. We should know more about Xbox Series X lifetime sales figures | S during Microsoft’s next financial report.