From what I’ve gather around the internet Microsoft is smashing it with the price drop in the UK…at least in Amazon.
It is also killing it here in Colombia in our bigest retailer (mercado libre) also thanks to the price drop, switch was first a couple of days ago but series se currently dethroned it. Would like to know if the series consoles are doing fine or just completely MIA (series X its still feels like trying to find a magial creature) feels like series S was born for this.
Also from what I’m understanding series consoles are not selling that hot anymore? @saintsflow20
Yeah, I imagine they had a lot of stock for BF, it’s when I finally got mine
Series S biggest issue so far is that it doesn’t have that must have that next gen only title that brings in the casuals, if Fifa or MW2/Warzone 2 had went next gen only, Series S would be flying off the shelves without a price drop, Starfield would have brought a ton of people in too
I do wonder what happens next year, they will (hopefully) have a crazy amount of big titles next year, combining that with likely $200 and £175 or less in US/UK should be insane
I personally think this will be the pattern we will see with the Series S going forward: Lukewarm sales throughout the year and then it flying off the shelves as Microsoft targets Xmas gift shoppers with deals.
But as you say, hopefully next year the Series S will be even more compelling as the majority of games will be current gen.
You’re talking about the Famitsu situation? I assume that’s why I was tagged lol.
The likely situation there is that Famitsu has been overtracking Xbox (and Switch btw) sales since somewhere in 2021. The “low” Xbox numbers we’re now seeing on Famitsu are most likely “course corrected” and are more accurate to what Xbox has actually always been selling in Japan. It’s more accurate to say they weren’t selling “that hot” there in the first place.
This is more on MS than JP consumers. The stock MS sends to Japan and other parts of Asia is very small (but it is worth noting, it’s easy to get a Series S there now. They’re usually in stock. But Series X stock is nonexistent there) And with holiday season kicking off in the West, that’s probably where MS wants their stock to be.
Here you can read Hiska-kun’s analysis on the mess Famitsu made with Switch sales
and as Chris says, Media Create is the preferred choice when JP companies report on sales
I’ve seen some wildly negative reactions to this elsewhere, but to me, whether Xbox has sold ~170k-180k (Media Create number or ~370k-380k (Famitsu number) in Japan so far barely makes a difference. It’s a low number either way and neither sways smaller JP devs without MS involvement (Western Xbox users showing up for JP games released on the system will also help a lot for this too, and that’s something MS needs to keep cultivating an audience for with GP releases)