Microsoft has claimed ‘record-breaking demand’ for Xbox Series X, as a lot of people seem to have got confused over the name again.
The first day of pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S has been declared a success by Microsoft, even though the Xbox Series S is still in stock at multiple stores.
The Xbox Series X sold out within a couple of hours though, which Microsoft described as record-breaking demand – although they never specified which records exactly had been broken.
However, they were more specific about when more consoles will be available, stating that they’ll be delivered to retailers from 10 November.
The fact that Xbox Series S is still in stock, over 24 hours after pre-orders began, is surprising given how well received the budget-priced console seemed to be when first announced.
But anyone trying to buy a next gen Xbox on the very first day is likely to be a hardcore gamer who will only settle for the Xbox Series X.
Xbox Series S console UK pre-orders still in stock
From that perspective the Xbox Series X sold out reassuringly quickly, although many have noted that people seem to have once again got confused by the name.
‘One X’ and various variants of the name trended after the Xbox Series S was first announced and yesterday Amazon showed a 750% increase in sales of the Xbox One X, which suggests a good number of people were getting confused by the name.
If that’s what happens when only hardcore gamers are supposed to be involved things could get a lot worse by the time the gift-buying season starts this Christmas…
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