After signing the best launch in Xbox history, the Xbox Series X and Series S continue their remarkable journey. Eight months later, the two devices are actually the fastest-selling home consoles since the brand was founded. They do better than all previous generations with the same lifespan.
Xbox Series X | S makes history
After revealing sensational tax results, Satya Nadella played the game of conference calls. During the meeting, Microsoft’s CEO commented on the launch of the company’s newest home consoles, the Xbox Series X | S. And even if the man has not given any numbers, as usual, he still underlines her excellent performance. And to specify that “The Xbox Series S and X are our fastest-selling consoles, with more consoles sold since launch than any previous generation (over the same period, editor’s note)”
For comparison: The Xbox One had sold more than 5 million times five months after its introduction. We can therefore already say that the Xbox Series X | S has exceeded this bar, despite the disruptions and delivery problems.
Xbox Game Pass on the rise
However, selling home consoles has not been Xbox’s sole goal for a number of years. The company has been offering the Xbox Game Pass since 2017 and is now at the heart of its strategy. However, for the second straight quarter, Satya Nadella did not mention the number of subscribers to the on-demand gaming service.
According to Microsoft’s CEO, Xbox Game Pass is healthy. The number of players joining the program is increasing and they are spending more money than other players of the brand. There is therefore a real interest in Phil Spencer and his teams in pushing this offering, which we recall, is actually profitable, on and on.
Xbox Game Pass is growing rapidly, changing the way people discover, connect, and play games. Subscribers play about 40% more games and spend 50% more than non-subscribers.
So, with indicators like this, it’s not surprising that Satya Nadella endorses Microsoft’s investments in gaming. “We are fully invested in games” he said during the conference call, casually recalling that Xbox had unveiled its largest line-up in its history during the previous E3. with “27 new titles available to all Game Pass subscribers”, the service should therefore continue to grow in the coming months.
As a reminder, Xbox Game Pass had 18 million subscribers in January 2021.