Microsoft had its biggest ever console launch with the Xbox Series X|S

By Sean Carey,
The Xbox Series X|S has got off to a flying start with Xbox boss Phil Spencer announcing that the launch of the two consoles was the largest in Xbox history.

Phil Spencer took to Twitter to reveal the news saying that in 24 hours, "more new consoles were sold in more countries than ever before." It seems that despite the Covid-19 pandemic causing disruption across the globe, and not enough stock of the two consoles to meet demand on launch day, the Xbox Series X|S consoles have done rather well.

However, Microsoft hasn't revealed any sales numbers for the two consoles, which is something the company stopped doing with the Xbox One years ago, so it's hard to get a read on what the exact figures are. It looks like this secrecy surrounding sales numbers will continue with this generation too, as Spencer recently revealed to The Guardian that even if the Xbox Series X|S far outsells the PS5, Spencer still wouldn't reveal sales figures.

As industry analyst Daniel Ahmad notes, the previous largest console launch for Microsoft was with the Xbox One, which sold over one million units in 24 hours across 13 different markets, so the Series X|S figures must have eclipsed this number. The Series X|S launched in 37 markets compared to the One, but to still reach over one million units with the continuing pandemic is commendable.

For more Xbox Series X|S launch news, check out our Xbox Series X|S launch hub.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.