Xbox Series S / X pre-orders sold out immediately in India: Xbox Chief

Xbox Series S / X pre-orders in India sold out immediately, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Gaming Phil Spencer said on a weekly talk show. The Redmond-based company began taking pre-orders for the Xbox Series S / X in the country on September 22nd. The pre-orders went live through channels such as Amazon, Flipkart and Reliance Digital. Microsoft also announced that the next generation Xbox family will arrive in India on November 10th. In contrast, Sony has not yet released details on the launch of its newly announced PlayStation 5 in digital and disc versions.

“We had our pre-order in India and it sold out immediately,” said Spencer said in an interview for the talk show Dropped Frames. “We have hardly sold any consoles in such markets so far.”

India is not a large volume market for game consoles. However, Spencer’s comments suggest that Microsoft sees the country as one of the potential markets for its Xbox Series S / X.

Spencer also noted that Microsoft was able to pre-order more new Xbox Series models in Japan than it did all year.

Although Spencer didn’t provide specific numbers, he did mention that orders have been “growing” since pre-orders for the Xbox Series S / X began worldwide last month.

Microsoft isn’t the only company having trouble pre-ordering its next-generation consoles. In fact, rival Sony is having a tough time getting the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Editions available in markets like India. The Japanese company initially planned to launch the new PlayStation models in India on November 19, although it later redacted that date from its website.

Xbox Series X is available at Rs. 49,990 and comes with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive, while the Xbox Series S comes as an all-digital console with no disc priced at Rs. 34,990.

Will the Xbox Series S, PS5 Digital Edition fail in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, Download the episodeor just hit the play button below.


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