Initial Xbox One X sales numbers are starting to trickle out and it’s looking so good that the NPD is considering adjusting their sales forecasts. According to GamesIndustry.biz, the Xbox One X sold over 80,000 units in the UK alone. Aaron Greenberg, Head of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, was quick to retweet the news and mention that North American sales figures were much bigger.
Huge thanks to everyone for their support of @Xbox One X. Great initial results not just in UK, but seeing similar results across Europe. NA #s much bigger, amazing first week! https://t.co/UOStTyLqhY
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) November 13, 2017
To put things into perspective, the PS4 Pro only sold 50,000 units during its first week and took four weeks to reach 80,000 units sold. The current Xbox One X sales numbers put it on par with the Nintendo Switch launch, at least in the U.K. GamesIndustry.biz also notes that most of the sales were for the limited Project Scorpio Edition, which quickly sold out after it was announced before regular Xbox One X pre-sales went live.
As a result, Mat Piscatella, US Video Games Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, tweeted that he is going to have to modify his Xbox One X forecast for the U.S. based on the initial U.K. sales numbers.
In other news… solid One X numbers out of UK, Seems like MS is shipping more than I’d originally predicted, will have to push my One X forecast for the US higher.
— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) November 13, 2017
Given Microsoft’s past track records in being slow out of the gate when compared to PlayStation consoles, the news that the more expensive Xbox One X is selling quickly is definitely welcome news for the company. Time will tell if these numbers can hold steady and if we’re on the verge of seeing Xbox One sales finally start to outpace PlayStation 4 sales on a monthly basis.Source: GamesIndustry.biz