Microsoft announced today that the Xbox Series X and Series S launch has now officially gone down as the most successful debut in the company’s history.
According to an official Xbox Wire post, Microsoft lined out some of the milestones fans helped the company meet. It explored what was accomplished in the first 24 hours of launch, which took place globally across 40 countries.
More new consoles sold during this generation than any other one prior, as the Xbox Series S contributed the highest percentage of new players for any Xbox console at launch. There were more games played, with 3,594 in total across four generations, which set the record for the most games ever played during an Xbox console launch.
Interestingly, about 70 percent of Series X|S consoles are attached to both new and existing Xbox Game Pass members. Which some folks have cited Xbox Game Pass as their reasoning for purchasing a console in the first place.
Over 40 new and Optimized for Series X|S games launched this week as well, as Microsoft points out, including titles like Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Assassin’s creed Valhalla. These games were also likely a huge draw for buyers, in that it acted as another big move for those for whom value is important. And Microsoft is planning to buy more Japanese video game studios any moment from now.
Microsoft also indicated that it would be bringing additional Xbox Series X|S consoles to local retailers to make sure everyone get s a chance to buy one.