Following what Microsoft described as its “biggest Xbox launch” ever last week, we’re starting to have an idea of how the Xbox One X has been performing so far. According to a new report from Gamesindustry.biz based on data from local retailers, Microsoft sold 80,000 units of its new console in the UK in its first week, matching what Nintendo achieved with its Switch back in March. “The majority of sales were for the special Project Scorpio version of the machine,” the report says.
This is a good result for Microsoft, especially since the first week sales of Sony’s cheaper PS4 Pro were a little over 50,000 in the country back in November 2016. “It took PS4 Pro four weeks to reach the same number,” noted Gamesindustriy.biz. When you consider that the Xbox One X is the most expensive console in the market right now (it’s priced similarly to the original Xbox One with Kinect), this kind of performance is even more impressive.
We don’t have any data about US sales for now, but a quick look on Amazon shows that the Xbox One X is currently the 22nd best selling item in the retailer’s Video Games category (the Nintendo Switch is 6th, the PS4 Slim is #56 and the PS4 Pro is #77). Moreover, Microsoft’s 4K gaming console is the 8th product most often added to Amazon wish lists (Nintendo Switch is #2).
The Nintendo Switch will probably be the best-selling console during the holiday season, but the Xbox One should do really well. The growing list of over 70 Xbox One X enhanced titles, including hot sellers Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WW2 should also help. Let us know in the comments if think the freshly released Xbox One X will really boost Xbox One sales in the last two months of 2017.Further reading: Microsoft, UK, Xbox One, Xbox One X