Xbox Series X/S outselling all previous generations despite supply issues

Xbox head Phil Spencer announced that the Xbox Series X and S consoles are trending upwards and breaking the company’s records.

In one Interview with the New York Times, Spencer shared some news about the current state of the latest generation of Microsoft consoles, as well as the handling of production issues in 2021.

“At this point, we’ve sold more of this generation of Xbox, Xbox Series X and S, than any previous Xbox release. So our mission is to get the supply to meet that demand,” said Spencer.

Spencer also shared that customers’ difficulty finding new Xbox consoles is due to increased demand due to the pandemic.

“Back, what to do, March, April 2020, we sold out of consoles, which we never did, in April and May. Because you had an increase this sudden increase in usage,” Spencer said. “Our network was being exploited when people were on it. And the team worked hard to fill that need. And in a way, we’re still trying to make this happen.”

Microsoft’s vice president of gaming explained that supply is greater than ever for Xbox consoles, but still not enough to meet consumer demand.

Launching in November 2020, the latest generation of Xbox comes in two dramatically different price points to get all gamers into the space. This looks to be working well for Microsoft, and it remains to be seen how sales will continue as the console wraps up its second year. Xbox Series X/S outselling all previous generations despite supply issues


Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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