In March, Microsoft was able to sell more Xbox consoles than it has in eleven years.
Microsoft can look forward to good sales figures for the Xbox platform.
Anyone who wants to buy an Xbox Series X or a Playstation 5 is still confronted with limited contingents and poor availability. The new OLED model of the Nintendo handheld platform Switch is also hard to come by. The demand for the new consoles clearly exceeds the supply. This is due to disrupted supply chains, scarce production capacities and increased demand for new consumer electronics as a result of the corona crisis. One could deduce from this that the sales figures for the console platforms are suffering greatly. In the case of Microsoft, this is
Good year for Xbox division
According to its own statements, Microsoft was able to grab the top position in sales figures in the USA in the first quarter with its consoles. Since March 2011, you have not been able to sell as many Xbox consoles as this year. Microsoft, on the other hand, made its biggest profits in March 2014, a few months after the Xbox One went on sale.
Switch dominates market
Nevertheless, Microsoft has to admit defeat to the competition. Nintendo’s Switch is clearly ahead in terms of sales. In fiscal year 2021, which ended in March, Nintendo sold 28.83 million copies of the Switch. Sony’s Playstation 5 is also selling well and is well ahead of the Xbox: last year, Sony was able to sell 12.59 million units of its Playstation 5. Microsoft had 8.75 million Xbox consoles in the same period. Current sales figures for the two platforms for 2022 are not yet available.
According to NPD, the two titles “Elden Ring” and “Gran Turismo 7” were among the best-selling games in March 2022.
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