The Xbox One X is the latest console in the market right now, and it is also the latest Xbox One console from Microsoft. It is also the most expensive console one can buy in the market at the moment, and based on its tech specs, it is also the most powerful gaming console available right now.
With all those taken into consideration, how has the market reacted to Microsoft’s Xbox One X? Turns out surprisingly well, at least according to a report from GamesIndustry.biz who claims that the Xbox One X has managed to sell 80,000 units in its first week of availability in the UK. This not only matches the Nintendo Switch when it was released earlier this year in March, but it also beats out Sony’s PS4 Pro which reportedly sold 50,000 units in the first week, and took about a month to hit the 80,000 mark.
This is interesting especially when you consider the fact that the Xbox One X is more expensive than the competition, something that backfired on Microsoft when they first announced the Xbox One, and were later forced to drop the Kinect from the bundle in order to reduce the price. However it seems that the ability to play games in native 4K is appealing enough for gamers to be willing to fork out that extra money for it.
Note that the 80,000 figure is only for the UK market and we’re not sure how the console has fared in other parts of the world, such as Japan where the Xbox One was a bit of a disappointment in terms of sales.