In Microsoft’s Q4 2021 earnings report, Xbox Series X|S Breaks Console Records. With the recent financial results, Microsoft gave us an update on how great the Xbox Series X|S are selling. Of Course, Microsoft reporting exact Xbox Sales numbers partway via the previous generation, and while it seems like the company would be starting their report on this new generation it is still nonetheless offering a big milestone for its latest consoles.
Xbox Series X|S Breaks Console Records
In a call with investors after offering its Q4 2021 financial results (as transcribed by the folks that are looking for Alpha), Microsoft boss Satya Nadella brought to light that Xbox Series X and S are one of the fastest-selling consoles in the history of the company. Even without an exact number of sales, that is more than enough to say that Xbox Series X|S is off to a very great start.
Xbox Game Pass Growing Rapidly
Nadella also came with great things to report concerning the Xbox Game Pass, although again we were not treated to exact subscriber numbers. Nadella stated that Game Pass is “growing rapidly and it’s transforming how people would connect, discover and play games. “As stated by Microsoft’s own metrics, Xbox Game Pass subscribers play “approximately 40% more games and spend about 50% more than nonmembers.”
That metric concerning playing more games would make more sense. But at first blush, it’s certainly surprising to know that Xbox game pass subscribers spend far more than those that are not subscribed. Then again, Xbox game Pass subscribers spend are offered a small discount for all games that are available through the service. So perhaps the subscribers would be finding games that they are willing to add to their very own libraries more often and taking advantage of those discounts as a result.
Xbox Series X|S off to a Great Start
We are likely to never know the precise sales number for Xbox Series X|S, but if nothing else, we can say that the consoles would be off to a very great start. They face stiff competition, though as confirmed by Sony today that the PS5 has hit 10 million sales worldwide, making it the fastest sales in the history of Sony’s PlayStation