Few months earlier, Microsoft finally unveiled its much anticipated Xbox One X console and finally, fans were able to pre-order the console starting from earlier last week. As expected, Microsoft has reported that they have experienced the biggest pre-orders in the Xbox’s history despite the console’s $500 price tag. While the news is certainly worthwhile, Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pacther has said that such claims should be taken with grain of salt.
His latest claims came through his YouTube channel as he commented, “Xbox One X, it is ranked on Amazon in the pre-orders a year to date, last I looked number 66. I believe the NES Classic was at number 23. It sold 2.3 million units lifetime, and you know that the bulk of those units were sold last year. So this year maybe a million, so if Xbox One X is ranked 48 slots below that, it’s not even close to a million, and of course the Amazon allocation is probably five or ten thousand units. So don’t fall for the bs that comes out of Windows Central that tells you that this is the fastest pre-ordered console in Xbox history. They only have a couple. The original Xbox didn’t have big pre-orders. The Xbox 360, maybe, but honestly, who was pre-ordering consoles back in ’05? So, of course, this is the most pre-ordered.”
While we will have to wait a bit to find out if the console lives up to expectations of the company, the figures are far from surprising. For instance, enthusiasts are always in the market to get their hands on the latest device and given the sheer power the console packs within itself, gamers are more than hyped about the upcoming console. Whether or not Microsoft’s claims regarding sales of the console is right remains to be seen as the main question surrounding the console should be if the company continues to sale the console at such speed in the coming months. As of now, all we can do is to wait until the Xbox One X launches on November 7th and find out if Microsoft manages to attract gamers with its powerful console.
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