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Starfield Drives Over 1000 Percent Increase in Xbox Series X Sales on Amazon

One of the biggest releases of the year, Starfield, is days away from its full global release, with owners of its Premium and Constellation Editions already having had early access for a couple of days, and unsurprisingly, the excitement surrounding the space-faring RPG’s launch has resulted in increased hardware sales for Xbox as well.

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seanpitt23325d ago

It's to be expected software especially really hyped software always drives hardware sales and that's a fact! Xbox for many years has been lacking the software side so the hardware sales has always suffered..

Jin_Sakai325d ago (Edited 325d ago )

We’ve heard this how many times?

“UK Xbox Sales Up 1000 Percent Following Xbox One S Launch“

“Xbox Series X sales increased by with 1335% after the showcase“

“Xbox Series X Saw 1000% Increase In Amazon Sales Thanks To Starfield“

bloop325d ago

Not hard to have a 1,000% increase when the base number is......... 2. I kid, I kid, but it's cool that they sold a couple of thousand consoles off the back of Starfield.

VincentVanBro324d ago

Well provide links if you’ve got them. Those are just quotes with no source lol

VenomUK324d ago (Edited 324d ago )

PeterOvo and GamingBolt are both as thick as each other. That percentage number does not mean the Xbox Series X has had an increase in sales of 1,056%. It means the percentage increase in Amazon sales rank; in other words if you look at the picture it actually says the Xbox was at 370 in the Amazon chart and now is at 32 - so a big leap to nearer the top of the chart. However this gives no indication of how many units the Xbox Series X had actually sold, although you can infer an increase. There’s nothing wrong with not understanding something - but it’s very wrong when stupid people make a song and dance because they think they are clever when in fact they are too stupid to know otherwise.

Jin_Sakai324d ago (Edited 324d ago )

@VincentVanBro

“Well provide links if you’ve got them. Those are just quotes with no source lol“

Done.

“UK Xbox Sales Up 1000 Percent Following Xbox One S Launch“

https://www.ign.com/article...

“Xbox Series X sales increased by with 1335% after the showcase”

https://www.onmsft.com/news...

“Xbox Series X Saw 1000% Increase In Amazon Sales Thanks To Starfield“

https://www.gamereactor.eu/...

thesoftware730324d ago (Edited 324d ago )

Jin,

OK, what is your point? at each one of these points, that was the increase.

"We’ve heard this how many times?"

I have as well, every single time any console gets an increase in sales, again, your point?

S2Killinit324d ago (Edited 324d ago )

@bloop
Exactly. It was at rank “370”, that means sales were very low prior to this state. So 1000% (means x10) is relative to how many were being sold. Also this is a “snapshot”. Its momentary, not over a sustained period of time. Something like this can easily be fabricated by a smart company that holds shipments of consoles and delivers upon release of game. Lets see what the monthly sales say. Will it have “1000%” sales increase? No. It wont. That will tell us how significant the game actually was.

Jin_Sakai324d ago

“OK, what is your point? at each one of these points, that was the increase.“

My point is that it only moves the needle for a short period then sales slow again. Meanwhile PS5 and Switch continue selling truckloads.

Sonic1881324d ago (Edited 324d ago )

The metacritic review score for the Xbox version is dropping as well. Maybe they finally added IGN review score on there

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jwillj2k4324d ago

I hope they recognize this as making a good game brings in money but who knows.

MrDead324d ago (Edited 324d ago )

They didn't make a good game, they didn't make the game. Starfield was already coming to Xbox.

The only thing MS will see is that buying up the multiplatform industry, locking away games from gamers instead of making them is the way to go.

S2Killinit324d ago

This doesn’t tell them anything yet. Read my comment above. This is marketing plot.

Not saying good games dont sell consoles. But what Starfield did if anything will be seen once the real numbers come out for monthly sales.

neutralgamer1992324d ago

Maybe someone should inform Phil Spencer and make him aware that quality games equals to more sales. For some weird reason this is such a hard concept to understand

slate91325d ago

This is what MS needs to kick those hardware sales up. More of this please

shinoff2183325d ago (Edited 325d ago )

I'm curious to what the numbers will end up being at the end of this month. That'll tell the story.

Magog324d ago

It's still in stock. Sales can't be that high.

S2Killinit324d ago

This is only a snapshot. It can easily be fabricated by causing a momentary delay in shipments of consoles for PR purposes. The monthly sales will tell the real numbers.

jznrpg325d ago

I see them below MSRP on eBay new. About 3-349 used.