Xbox One X Sells 80,000 In The First Week In The U.K.

GamesIndustry.Biz reports that the first week sales of the Xbox One X have beaten those of the PlayStation 4 Pro and equalled the sales of Nintendo Switch. However, both the Pro and Switch were in short supply at launch due to manufacturing delays.

Retailers say that over 80,000 Xbox One X consoles have been sold, the majority of which were the project Scorpio version, although the raw data sales show 67,000 sold and this has been upweighted, probably to take in to account that not all retailers will have submitted sales figures.

With the Switch snapping at the heels of the XBox Microsoft need a sales boost to stop them from being relegated to the third place so we shall see if they can maintain the momentum over the coming months, but for now the launch has been a resounding success in the U.K. Congratulations, Microsoft!

Source: GI.Biz

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10 Comments

  1. I really wish them luck and hope they return to the market as a relevant player again, as Sony needs more competition.
    However, I’m sceptical and read this for now as meaning there wasn’t really anything relevant from them hardware-wise so far, so finally people got something to buy, and do so. Let’s see what happens in the weeks to come.

  2. A great start, well deserved and again they’ve proved all the armchair experts wrong.

    • Weird on several levels.

      1/ there is no official data on PS4 Pro sakes split, let alone week 1 sakes.
      2/ week2 onwards is where it matters, and the dismal game lineup has already sealed the Xbox one fate.

      All we need to seal this obvious pair for PR stunt is for Microsoft to selectively decide to want to talk about sales numbers despite years of silence on the matter..

      The armchair experts are right, PS4 Pro will be the ultimate winner, as it’s £100 cheaper, has far better games, does VR and 4k output that is barely indistinguishable from the Xbox one X.

      Week 1 sales are pent up sakes from what’s left of the Xbox user base

    • Yes there is. PS Pro sold 50K in the first week, and currently 1 in 4 PS4s being sold are a Pro.

      Microsoft have nothing to do with this, these numbers from come from retailers, not Microsoft.

      • That’s not half bad for the Pro considering the overall impression at the time was that it wasn’t a necessary upgrade unless you have a 4K TV with HDR.

      • Please cite. Also weekly sales figures since then. I would predict a huge drop off next week, but I also bet games industry won’t report that. They have dirty history of being a Microsoft mouthpiece that will push any story that Microsoft PR want them to push and bury anything else that doesn’t fit.

  3. Weird on several levels.

    1/ there is no official data on PS4 Pro sakes split, let alone week 1 sakes.
    2/ week2 onwards is where it matters, and the dismal game lineup has already sealed the Xbox one fate.

    All we need to seal this obvious pair for PR stunt is for Microsoft to selectively decide to want to talk about sales numbers despite years of silence on the matter..

    The armchair experts are right, PS4 Pro will be the ultimate winner, as it’s £100 cheaper, has far better games, does VR and 4k output that is barely indistinguishable from the Xbox one X.

    Week 1 sales are pent up sakes from what’s left of the Xbox user base

  4. Smart move releasing a special edition at launch. But credit where credit is due, they have at least been trying to repair their broken reputation.

  5. I though MS didnt release sales figures?

    • Forget sales. I think what people really want to know is how many hours were spent browsing the Marketplace last summer :D

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