Microsoft’s best console launch yet
The next-generation Xbox Series X and S finally launched on Tuesday, and became Microsoft’s most successful console launch to date.
"Thank you for supporting the largest launch in Xbox history," said Phil Spencer. He added that Microsoft is "working with retail to resupply as quickly as possible”, so it will probably be possible to find a console before Christmas.
Best launch: The Xbox Series X and S consoles launched simultaneously in more territories than ever before, and sold more units put together than any previous Xbox console did at launch. "The primary outcome of all the work that we do is how many players we see, and how often they play," said Spencer. "That is what drives Xbox.”
Player count: Microsoft claims to care more about player count than raw hardware sales. "We publicly disclose player numbers. That's the thing I want us to be driven by, not how many individual pieces of plastic did we sell,” Spencer explained.