2020 will go down in history as the year of the coronavirus, but in the field of video games, it was also the year chosen for the launch of the next generation consoles. Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were released last November. Despite the production problems, everything seems to indicate that sales have responded more than well. During the presentation of the financial results of the first quarter of the fiscal year, the Redmond have confirmed that their new consoles are the fastest selling in the history of the brand.
“Xbox Series S and X are the fastest-selling consoles, with even more units sold to date than in any previous generation”Said Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. “We are fully into the games. At E3 last month we showcased the most extensive lineup of games in our history, announcing 27 titles, which will be available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers. “
Xbox Game Pass, a service that grows
According to Nadella, the subscription service is “growing rapidly”, while it has modified “The way people discover, connect and play games”. The manager affirms that subscribers “play approximately 40% more games and remain [a los mandos] 50% more than non-members ”. In March 2020, they said those percentages were 30% and 20%, respectively.
Despite the shortage of semiconductors, the new generation machines are slowly making their way. After the E3 2021, It is clear that Microsoft will bet on titles for these new platforms, which can also be enjoyed in streaming on other devices, as long as you are an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber. The internal studies of the North American firm continue to work on multiple titles.
Source | VGC