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    Microsoft announces that Xbox Series X|S are the fastest-selling Xbox consoles ever

    The new Xbox consoles have sold an estimated 6.5 million units.

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    After Sony’s announcement of the PS5’s new sales record, it was revealed recently that the Xbox Series X|S also reached an impressive milestone. In a Microsoft Conference Call, CEO Satya Nadella confirmed that the Series X|S are the fastest-selling Xbox consoles ever. Specifically, the new Xbox consoles have outsold the Xbox One, the Xbox 360, and the original Xbox in the same timeframe.

    While there was no official announcement on how many units the Series X|S sold, industry analyst Daniel Ahmad recently released estimated sales numbers of the Series X|S. According to his estimates, the Series X|S have sold 6.5 million units as of June 30, 2021. For comparison, the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 have sold 5.7 million and 5 million units in the same timeframe, respectively.

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    If we go by these estimates, the PS5 has outsold the Series X|S by around 3.5 million units. While this may seem a lot, the fact that the Series X|S still managed to become Microsoft’s fastest-selling console indicates that the new generation of Xbox consoles is still a success. Plus, much like the PS5, it’s also difficult to get a new Series X or even a Series S as they continue to get sold out.

    In related news, there are hints that Xbox Game Pass might officially release in the Philippines soon.

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    Nicolo Manaloto
    UnGeek's resident editor who is obsessed with anything and everything Death Stranding. He is also a big fan of the Yakuza series, and is a weaboo in denial.

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