Xbox head Phil Spencer recently said that the Xbox Series X lags behind the PS5 and Nintendo Switch.
While the Xbox Series X is a very powerful contemporary console, it has consistently underperformed top-of-the-line rivals.in a Kinda Funny Xcast recent interviewthe head of Xbox admitted: “We’re not ‘comforting Sony or Nintendo’, we have no wins or solutions. I know it’s going to upset people, but it’s the truth”.
It’s a bold and frank statement for the head of the console division, but Spencer backs it up: “When you’re number three and your competitors are as strong as they are, our vision is that we Anyone on the console is invested in our platform and feels like part of a larger ecosystem.” He noted that while the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S may not have been as successful as the PS5 or the Nintendo Switch, they have The biggest advantage lies in having generational support, which is unmatched by competitors.
Where the brand has been most successful is with Xbox Game Pass, which has disrupted the industry by offering the best deals on the best Xbox Series X games for those who want the best Xbox Series X games at a low monthly price. Here’s what Phil Spencer believes, but it’s not going to change the way things are going: “We lost the biggest console generation, so when we build on Xbox, we want it to feel great. So if we focus on great games , that doesn’t mean we’re going to win the console race.”
As of March 2023, Xbox Series X has sold just under 21 million units worldwide (via VG Charts) (opens in a new tab). By comparison, PS5 sales are said to have nearly doubled Sony’s latest financial report (opens in a new tab), as the Japanese hardware giant is about to sell 40 million consoles. Both systems were launched almost three years ago in November 2020 and are now widely used in the US, UK and Australia, with shortages and the need to restock now fully in the past.
It’s not fair to compare the Xbox Series X’s sales record to the Nintendo Switch, which has been on the market for three years (launched in 2017) and is attractive to the handheld console market. Nintendo Switch has sold 122.5 million units Nintendo’s February 7 earnings release (opens in a new tab). The handheld game console is now the third best-selling video game console of all time, behind only the PS2 and the Nintendo DS. The Nintendo Switch has sold 100 million more units than the Xbox Series X.