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Xbox Series X/S hardware hits two million UK sales

Target hit faster than Nintendo Switch in same territory

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Xbox appears to be sitting pretty in the UK, at least according to new data released by the chart-building analyst Gfk, which notes that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S platforms have now surpassed two million sales within Blighty’s borders.

As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the two million milestone was achieved in 128 weeks from launch, which makes the Gen9 platform the eighth fastest-selling console in UK history. Surprisingly, (or perhaps not, depending on your perspective), Xbox hit this mark even faster than the Nintendo Switch, which took 140 weeks to shift two million units to British customers.

The cozy black box did not, however, beat the precedent set by Microsoft’s own Xbox One, which sold the same amount of units in just 104 weeks. Of course, the Xbox One launch did not have to face the same obstacles presented to the Xbox Series X/S launch, including COVID-19 pandemic and component shortages. For the sake of interest, the console that reached two million UK sales in the quickest time is, of course, Nintendo Wii, which reached the target in a mere 57 weeks during 2006-2007.

The remainder of the Top Five is rounded out with PlayStation hardware.

Xbox Series S/X hit 2m sales in the UK, 12 weeks faster than Nintendo Switch [GamesIndustry.biz]


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