Microsoft says Xbox Series S / X is its best-selling consoles

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    The Xbox Series S / X are extremely popular gaming consoles, and at this point in their lifecycle they have outperformed the sales of previous generations for the same time period. Microsoft’s next-generation gaming consoles were released in November 2020 and their popularity has skyrocketed since. Acquiring an Xbox Series S / X or even a PlayStation 5 has been difficult due to the global supply chain issues faced by both manufacturers. Additionally, Microsoft aims to introduce a cross-platform ban to reduce bad influence in the online gaming community.

    In an interview with The New York Times, Phil Spencer, executive vice president of games at Microsoft, mentioned that the Xbox Series S / Series X had exceeded the sales of previous generations of Xbox consoles, at the same point in their lifecycle. respective.

    Phil Spencer also spoke about the difficulties in obtaining the Xbox Series S / X consoles as well as their competition – PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. Spencer mentioned that the difficulty in purchasing these consoles is not due to a drop in supply but rather the global shortage of chips.

    Spencer also mentioned that the demand for game consoles has multiplied by several. He said that “the increase in usage in games was a surprise to us. Back – what would it have been – March, April 2020 – we sold consoles, which we never do, in April and May. “

    Despite the shortages of semiconductor chips as well as consoles in the market, Microsoft has said that the Xbox Series S / X consoles have become the best-selling Xbox console of all time. Other than that, Xbox console owners have a bunch of games to look forward to. This year, gamers could get their hands on games like CrossfireX, Elden Ring, Gotham Knights, Grid Legends, Hogwarts Legacy, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Redfall, Starfield, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, and UFL. .

    Additionally, Spencer also mentioned in the interview that Microsoft would like to reduce the bad influence in the online gaming community by extending the bans to other platforms. Microsoft is also aiming to create a cross-platform program where players banned on one platform will also be banned on other platforms by other companies.


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