- Feb 7, 2018
Microsoft’s more affordable current generation Xbox, the Xbox Series S was India’s best-selling console in April 2021. And while supply chains were impacted for most of the month due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, multiple retailers tell IGN India that the Xbox Series S was routinely available with frequent restocks. While March 2021 saw the Xbox Series X as the number two most popular console, this wasn’t the case in April with Sony picking up the slack thanks to PS4s finally being made available.”We weren’t expecting customers to choose the Series S over the PS4 when both are in stock,” claims one store executive on the condition of anonymity. “A lot of them are just doing it for Xbox Game Pass, in fact the number one request is to help them set up Game Pass for GTA V.”
Most stores chalk up this behaviour down to greater awareness. With the PS4 being over seven years old at this point and the Xbox Series S being available for roughly six months, customers are interested in something newer, retailers tell us. And they’re willing to pay the premium.