Last week Microsoft confirmed the “biggest shot” of consoles in its history. However, in the larger markets, the giant faces a shortage of devices in stores.
VGC reporters received information from vendors. It is said that on the day of its release, around 155,000 Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were sold in the UK, which is more than Xbox One in 2013 – 150,000 units in 48 hours.
The result would probably be more impressive, but there aren’t enough consoles in the UK and some players place orders from other countries. As the VGC editors point out, the Xbox Series X had the most interest, with 2/3 of its total sales.
For comparison, the British bought around 250,000 PlayStations 4 in 48 hours. This device surpassed the PlayStation Portable, which was the best-selling console of 185,000 units.