Xbox Series X/S had the very best March gross sales of any Xbox technology

Xbox Series X and S consoles have been racking up gross sales for Microsoft. First the Series S was the best-selling console of Black Friday 2021, then the S and X hit a mixed 12 million unites offered as of January 2022. March was an enormous one for Xbox too — the largest it’s ever had, the truth is.

The newest NPD gross sales quantity paint the image (as shared on Twitter by Axios’ Stephen Totilo). Xbox Series X/S “was the best-selling hardware platform in both March 2022 and the first quarter in dollars,” the report says. “Switch led both time periods in terms of unit sales.” The distinction there may be simple to grasp: the Nintendo Switch prices much less, so it will probably promote greater than Xbox or PlayStation whereas making much less cash total.

Latest NPD {hardware} numbers (game console gross sales within the U.S.) point out three issues:

– Overall {hardware} provide nonetheless unhealthy (income down from yr in the past)

– Xbox doing higher than it has in a technology

– PS5 in actually quick provide (crushed by Switch in models in Q1, by Xbox in $ in Q1)

— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) April 25, 2022

PlayStation 5 is the one lagging relating to cash. As Totilo factors out, it fell behind the Switch by way of models offered and behind Series X/S by way of {dollars} throughout the first quarter. Conversely, March was an “all-time high” for Xbox. March 2011 was the earlier prime month for gross sales models, on the tail finish of the Xbox 360 lifecycle. March 2014 held the earlier file for {dollars}, about half a yr after the Xbox One’s launch. Series X/S simply beat them each.

Game Pass continues to be a winner for Xbox too. It handed 25 million subscribers in the beginning of the yr. The all-you-can-play service isn’t the one approach “to win” for the corporate, but it surely definitely is an enormous piece of the pie.