Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X/S sales exceeded 21 million units
A netizen recently unearthed that during an event in Brazil, Microsoft showcased the sales performance of Xbox consoles. The display revealed that the sales of the Xbox Series X/S surpassed 21 million units, contributing to an impressive total of 79 million units when combined with the Xbox One series, which indicates that the sales of the Xbox One series reached a substantial 58 million units.
As per Microsoft’s disclosed sales data, the previous generation Xbox One series secured the 14th spot on the home console sales chart. Trailing behind Nintendo’s Family Computer (FC) with 61.91 million units and preceding Nintendo’s Super Family Computer (SFC) with 49.10 million units. The Xbox One series sales had already eclipsed 39.10 million units by March 2018. Nevertheless, Microsoft subsequently announced it would cease to report console sales data and would measure success by user stickiness. Thus, the public could only gauge the sales situation through third-party estimates.
In addition, 48% of Xbox Series S users are newcomers to Xbox, which suggests that Microsoft’s low-price sales strategy has achieved a notable effect in attracting new players. Recently, Microsoft launched a new black version of the Xbox Series S. The storage space has been upgraded from the original 512GB to 1TB, and the price increased by $50 to $349. It will hit the market on September 1 this year.
Both the Xbox Series X/S utilize AMD custom chips manufactured with TSMC’s 7nm process, boasting an 8-core, 16-thread Zen 2 architecture CPU with a frequency of 3.6 GHz (XSS) / 3.8 GHz (XSX). The GPUs adopt the RDNA 2 architecture, with 52 (XSX) and 20 (XSS) compute units (CU) respectively, clocked at 1.825 GHz (XSX) and 1.565 GHz (XSS). The corresponding GDDR6 memory is 16GB and 10GB, respectively. The equipped PCIe Gen4 SSD capacities are 1TB (XSX) and 512GB (XSS). Both consoles support HDMI 2.1 output.