We can’t believe it either. The Xbox Series S and Series X were India’s best-selling consoles in March 2021.
Once Sony is able to ramp up production, this will fade away but congrats to MS... for now.
Microsoft is trying to ramp up production just as Sony is. It’s not a one way street.
Oh no doubts there, but this little bit is the key reason for what i said: "Now, by and large, India is PlayStation country. To the point where Sony openly admits to having 90 percent of the nation’s console market share." So I fully expect things to go back to normal in India once stock is readily available. That isn't to say MS can't make inroads there, but given the history it just is to be expected that PS5 will be their market leader.
"but given the history it just is to be expected that PS5 will be their market leader." Market leaders can change, you should never relax and ride previous successes, but capitalise on them.
I imagine the cheap entry point for the Series S combined with Game Pass makes the console very appealing to hardcore gamers without much in the way of disposable income. I think many of us in the US and Europe scoff at the Series S and wonder its purpose - this might be it.
As somebody who owned one and immediately understood how underpowered it really is, so sold it asap and got the X, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone not even the most casual gamer. Any gamer who got this for Christmas must be crying there eyes out. I just don't see any reason why the majority of gamers would even look at it to be honest. I'm not saying it's a bad console but it obvious to me that they discontinued the one X so quick to stop it looking a bit rubbish. Just can't find anyone with a genuine reason to have it
You are being silly for 1440P and 1080P with 120 fps the series s has plenty of power. This 4k crap is where the whole gaming industry has gone wrong. 2k with HDR 10 and raytracing at ultra detail will look better than a 4K game thats struggling to run, PC gamers have know this for years now. 4k isnt worth it if you have to kill detail and use moving resolutions and drop frame rate to achieve it thats what consoles are doing. These consoles have 2070 level of power they are not 4k ready they are using tricks and dynamic resolution to even run at a decent framerate thats just facts and it doesnt reach the 165 to 250 fps pc games can reach.
Anubusgold, guess you got one for Christmas too, whoops. Ah well that's what gumtree is for :) listen I played all the games that were optimized, Borderlands 3 was ropey at best, gears wasnt much better and destiny looked crap. I run 1440p 120hz on my series X as I did on my series s and it still immediately obvious , don't care what you say , I ran them both so I know.
@Orbilator I dont need any aussie website go kick the head off a baby you aussie. Im a pc gamer anyway .
@darthv72 Did you miss the bpart about when they explain "Gamepass " people buy the Xbox? Gamepass is a game changer. It's a great value for gamers. No one can now say Xbox "Has no games!" They have more studios and now they even has games from a Sony studio on Gamepass day one at no extra charge. Microsoft learned a lot from their mistakes last generation and I think it will be a lot closer this generation.
@Orbilator Xbox doesnt have any games out that would push a RX 580 lol
"Once Sony is able to ramp up production" Lol, no need to try and defend, this has nothing to do with Playstation.
Quote : "So, Switch is competing with PS5, no sorry outselling PS5 ;D See how easy it is to throw s%^t around the room?" Actually it is not shit when buyer wants to buy a PS4 instead of XSS, but it is sold out. So, XSS is the LAST OPTION for gamers there.
No, people want a PS4, because they want a PS4, as people want a Series S because they want a Series S. I would not go into a store, and want to buy a PS4, but walk out with an xbox. P.S. surely if the shoppers are just buying a console for games and not exclusives, then the Series S would be the best option, whereas if they want exclusives, PS4 would be the best option. Either way, fact is Series S was India's best selling console in march. If that annoys you, then i am sorry, that is a you problem. Playstation is most of the time the best selling console in the UK, it does not make me mad, i congratulate them, because the end result is the other company's try harder to be better, and the results show.
Maybe it will, maybe it won't considering the worldwide economic crisis caused by the pandemic. The price of the Series S compared to the price of the PS5 and the Series X + gamepass may entice a great deal of gamers especially in developing countries like India.
“Most of them showed up to buy a PS4,” says one store executive on the condition of anonymity. “When we told them it was out of stock and explained to them what Game Pass is and how many games they get access to, they picked up a Series S instead.”
The only time I would pick up something else is if i was also wanting that other item at some point. That is how i got the Series S instead of the Series X / PS5. I want all of them but I got what I was able to find at the time and will get the others later. Otherwise if it is something I have in mind, and it is unavailable... I will try again later.
Why would any want both a Series S and Series X? Sounds like BS to me but I digress.
^i use the SS for all my digital xb/360/xbo/ss games and the series X for all my disc based xb/360/xbo/sx games. Why is that so hard to figure out? Plus i like to collect the systems.
@Darth72 because the X can do everything that the S can and more rendering the S null and void. Now if you simply like to collect the consoles that’s different. Sounds like a waste to me but it’s your money so that’s all that matters.
@Gaming, oh i know it does. I dont game in one room. Before the SS i used a SAD for my digital stuff and i still have a One X in my game room. And when i get the Series X, I will replace the One X like I replaced the SAD with the SS.
@GamingSinceForever6h I picked up both the Series X and Series S. I play on the Series X while my son plays on the Series S. The Series S is great second option for this type of scenario or if you wanted another cheaper console option in another room.
Until they figure out the S is not worth it in the long runs due to it being underpowered. Gamepass was the only savior for the S it seems.
I see you...
S isn't worth it now. It has 364gb for gaming and if u upgrade your SSD storage u just spent the same as a Series X or $100 more than a PS5 DE. It also runs some BC games at 900p native. It doesn't guarantee to hit 1080/60 on new games either. It's not just a weaker GPU like some think. It has lower specs across the board. GPU, CPU, memory size and speed, storage size. I wonder how well 4tf, 10gb of slower ram, and 364gb storage will hold up a few years down the road when next gen games are more technically demanding? Better hope for DLSS. How long will u hold onto that 1080p tv when 50in 4Ks regularly go on sale at $200? I just don't understand the willingness to spend hundreds on a next gen console without getting a full next gen experience. How do u jump into next gen with a console that's hugely under spec'd and failing to reach 1080/60 on certain games day one?
@IamTylerDurden1 "I just don't understand the willingness to spend hundreds on a next gen console without getting a full next gen experience." Because to get the full 4K @ 120fps experience, you need to shell out close to £900 for a TV with a HDMI 2.1 port with a 120hz panel, they are not cheap, sure you can get a cheap panel, but you will be limited to 50 or 60fps.
@tyler, I have a 4tb game drive that holds all the non Series optimized games and on the internal SSD i have 6 optimized games installed. It isnt that hard to move one off to make room for another. Something current PS5 owners are more than likely familiar with right now as well.
Power has never been the most important selling point for console gamers and time and time again that's been proven by the best selling consoles in every generation, even last generation when the PS4 easily outsold the more powerful PS4 pro. If the S manages to run upcoming next gen games at 1080p/30 fps I wouldn't be at all surprised if it outsold the X by a wide margin.
paying only 25$ per month for a complete solution can be appealing for a lot of ppl. Is your phone the most powerful phone available on the market or the one given for free with a subscription? Now just remember that the majority of ook don't care about playing at 4K /60 frames /exclusives /console war they just like the idea of playing the newest gamest without going to the market.
So, XSS is competing with PS4. :D
So, Switch is competing with PS5, no sorry outselling PS5 ;D See how easy it is to throw s%^t around the room?
@maddestruction Competing with PS4 in sales, not in specs
I would have just saved the cash and bought a Series X and not waste my cash on a machine with half the specs. But hey it's your money you do what you want with it.
About a third the TF actually, but yeah I agree.
Saved cash? What is this concept you write of? I'm American btw.
First, it is not half the specs. Second, if you don't have a 4K TV, then why would you waste money on the XSX? This is just a money smart decision for people that do not have and do not intend to buy a 4k TV anytime soon.
What is a better buy an F150 with a V8 more horse power or an F150 with a 4 cylinder engine in it?
@Knighttofelemia If you are not towing a large amount then a 4 cylinder would be more cost effective both in purchasing and ongoing costs. It really depends on what you intend to tow/haul.
Proof that xbox is KILLING IT right there.
I wouldn't be surprised if your you guys now India will suddenly be the most important market in the world.
Congrats MS!!! Now somebody wake me up when the custom God Of War PS5 Pro is available. Next Gen does not begin until then for me.
First India then the world. Xbox here to win this generation just like the last
Apri Fools has passed already.
2/10 You're getting lazy. Maybe next time.
Could it be that it's the only new console available to purchase right now in India???
It is. I can check right now and it's avaliable to buy. Here i am still waiting for the PS5.
Of course it was, lol.
After a google search Life time sales for PS3 in India was 350 thousand and life time PS4 was 400 thousand by the end of 2019. And since the article says Sony dominates the market those are India's best console sales numbers... Congrats to Microsoft for selling more than playstation for one month in that MASSIVE market. Don't look at the Japanese numbers though...
Ya, in Japan, Switch is making PS look bad, and XB is non-existent.
Xbox has to take the small victories where they can. Four million sold milestone and India in March really created a lot of N4G buzz despite meaning very little to the total sales picture. U have to commend the PR team and the fans. Never would I expect such positive reactions in the face of what really has become an epically inept games launch window and wildly exaggerated power/performance claims. If u had told me ten months ago that six months into the generation PS5 would be dominating sales, the biggest new SX exclusive to release or even receive a date would be a timed Bloober game with a 71 Metacritic, and that SX was barely matching and at times being outperformed (technically) by PS5 I'd have predicted pitchforks and shotguns for Phil and Greenberg. I would've told u that surely every site and every fan dedicated to gaming would demand accountability from the Xbox brass. The entire pre-launch hype period was dedicated to promoting the fact that SX was in a league of its own in terms of console power and performance, but now all we hear about is tools maturing. Halo Infinite is plastered on the box that Xbox Series comes in and it doesn't even have a release date. When Sony told the public it needed to reduce it's stock estimates due to production shortages, Phil literally assured ppl that there will be plenty of next gen Xboxs available. But now, when anyone mentions sales, we get the party line that they're all sold out and just aren't enough available due to production shortages. I know ppl love Gamepass and the Bethesda hype is so large that Microsoft literally dedicates most of it's tv ad space to it (literally never seen anything like it). However, these two hype generators don't erase everything else. Media and fans shouldn't let it. This is the relationship equivalence to a guy cheating on his fiance then buying her an ice cream cone and promising a puppy. It's nice, but it doesn't exonerate him. Good stuff doesn't erase the bad and both deserve equal amounts of attention. That's something I believe fans and media alike fail to remember when Gamepass and Bethesda are shoved in their face like a scoop of rum raisin and a panting doberman. Past transgressions. Past transgressions that continue to poison the present.
So that sold 7 consoles!......7! But in Xbox land Xbox consoles are taking over the world! Lol
It's because PS5 is not available in India and the other hand Series S was never out of stock.
Cheap console + gamepass is perfect for those you can't afford to spend thousands on gaming.
Also Xbox All Access is great for people who don't want to spend a lot of money.
@Gamer75 Quote : It's only "clickbaity" in your mind as all the article is reporting is the fact that xbox outsold ps in one country. Guess you are the type who prefers that there are articles like this only when ps is the top selling console in a country." PS is still top selling console in India. What the hell you talking about?
I hear ppl love their XSS.
I always find it intriguing when one side of the camp says they are the market leader and will consistently dominate again, while the other side of the camp says things aren't clear based on the last generation. To all I keep telling you love the console you play on. If your a fan of the brand chances are you won't jump ship to the other camp. If your a gamer then you buy all and enjoy all. I love the aggressive persistence of each brand to bring gamers into their eco system. This is the beauty of starting a new generation. Competition breeds excellence and in my opinion we are going to have a fun generation. Game on my fellow N4G gamers. Keep it civil so that we can have great conversations. Many of you have great discourse when providing your opinion. I want to see more of that.
That's interesting to see this.
I actually went to an electronics shop from one of the bigger chains in Poland. They didn't have PS5 or XboxX, but there were still 4 Xbox Series S laying around that no one wanted. It makes me wonder why it was actually created when in times of such a high demand for next gen it's still there unsold.
Hum ok! Now can we have the sales Chart for North Antarctica? or how about South Korea. What's next? the sales chart for the city of Newyork? What's the point of the article aside from shock value Everybody knows that the Ps5 is the best-selling console and it's not a hit on MS because even they acknowledge that the Ps5 would sell probably better to Xbox since they are not currently pushing you to need a next-generation console atm. So again why try to find a loop just to shock ppl and create flame war?
Expect the following articles on N4G soon... How Xbox is conquering the world. Why Sony and Nintendo must follow Xbox world success. How Xbox is turning things around while Sony and Nintendo are dying.
you forgot one... How the Nintendo Switch is leading the 9th gen console charge.
Feels like the PS3 days, where only Nintendo and MS are doing well, but Sony is meh.
the only console you can get on shelves lol
I have a PS5 and series S, certainly nothing wrong with series S for how big an Xbox fan i am its good enough for me. PS5 is the main event anyway. But all this damn obsession with 4k, frame rate is killing the industry. Visuals are fantastic on all the systems as far as I'm concerned.
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