Xbox One X hits 80,000 United Kingdom sales in first week


Xbox One X hits 80,000 United Kingdom sales in first week

After launching earlier this month, the Xbox One X has been quite popular with many retailers selling out at a near-constant clip. The figure is equal to the number of Switch consoles Nintendo sold when the console launched in March. They seem to have got the start they wanted with the Xbox One X. It would be interesting to see how things go from here for Xbox One X.

The new Microsoft console, for example, is very strong, more than many expected because of the high price, a sign that there is a market for high-performance "premium" consoles, even more expensive.

Just how well the souped-up Xbox One X would sell minus any notable exclusive content had been the subject of much debate, but it seems that in the United Kingdom, at least, demand is very high. A year ago the publication reported that the PS4 sold 50,000 units during its launch week, managing to sell a further 30,000 units after four weeks on sale.

GamesIndustry.biz reports gamers were particularly attracted to the special Project Scorpio version, which made up the majority of the sales of the machine. With Xbox traditionally seeing greater success in the USA, it will be interesting to see how the console fares across these markets in the weeks to come.

The recently-released Microsoft Xbox One X represents a refresh in the current console lineup, and is essentially Microsoft's answer to the Sony PS4 Pro. Did you pick up an Xbox One X during launch week?