Xbox Series S Dominated Black Friday Sales, Outselling Xbox Series X, PS5, and Switch OLED

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Microsoft’s weaker and cheaper next-generation Xbox, the Xbox Series S, turned out to be the best-selling console during this year’s Black Friday event. One of the biggest reasons why it sold so well yesterday was simply down to availability; according to coverage from Business Insider, alternatives such as the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and Switch OLED model were impossible to find. The sales data stems from the Adobe Digital Economy Index.

From Business Insider:

The Xbox Series S […] is readily available at a variety of retailers right now — from GameStop to Best Buy.

Among the “over one trillion visits to U.S. retail sites” measured by Adobe, the Xbox Series S was among the top selling items thus far for Black Friday 2021.

It certainly doesn’t hurt that the Series S is just $300 (at least $100 less than the competition, and $200 less in some cases), and is capable of playing this holiday’s biggest games: “Forza Horizon 5,” “Halo Infinite,” and “Call of Duty Vanguard.”

Microsoft’s Xbox Series S has been a slightly controversial release, with some gamers arguing that its weaker hardware could inadvertently hold back next-generation gaming. The console features four teraflops of processing power, eight less than its flagship sibling.

Source: Adobe Digital Economy Index (via Business Insider)

Tsing Mui
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