Phil Spencer celebrates the arrival of the next generation of Microsoft consoles and confirms that they have had their most successful outing yet.
Xbox Series X | S has seen the biggest launch in Xbox history. Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s video games department, has communicated through the social network Twitter that they have sold more consoles than ever in their first 24 hours.
“Thank you all for supporting us in the biggest launch in the history of Xbox,” he begins by saying in a message posted at dawn this Thursday. “In 24 hours, we have sold more consoles, in more countries, than ever. We are working with the chain stores to restock the supply of units as soon as we can, “he adds. And he ends: “You continue to show us that the connection power of the video game is more important than ever.” In September they already warned that they had broken reserve records.
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Although figures have not transcended, Microsoft has managed to place both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in a total of 36 countries on the same day, November 10, the largest simultaneous launch that is remembered at the beginning of the same generation of consoles. Still, Spencer knows that demand is far outstripping supply: there are more people wanting to buy an Xbox Series X | S than are available in stores. As chains such as Xtralife have communicated, this Monday, November 16 there will be a second wave of reservations.
For the rest, Microsoft begins the generation with a much more encouraging outlook than seven years ago: 15 million members subscribed to Xbox Game Pass, more than 90 million members on Xbox Live and 23 internal teams working for the Xbox Game Studios ecosystem. , which will translate into large productions of an exclusive nature in the coming years.
Users who have already been able to get hold of their Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S can access a catalog of thousands of games via backward compatibility, but in an optimized way there are already 30 titles ready to squeeze the benefits of the next gen, which happens to be and the current generation.