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The most popular game console on Black Friday 2021 isn't the PlayStation 5 — it's the $300 Xbox Series S (due to availability)

K' Dash

Member
Thread is kinda big for what I thought some said hardware sales don’t matter





Maybe it’s just sometimes.


I think it's funny that even when MS is trying to sell subs, it still managed to do these numbers on a console that everyone here thought was DOA.

The amount of NaCl in your post is pretty funny too.
 

On Demand

Member
I think it's funny that even when MS is trying to sell subs, it still managed to do these numbers on a console that everyone here thought was DOA.

The amount of NaCl in your post is pretty funny too.

And what numbers are those exactly? There are none.

You’re assuming Xbox sold the most in November.
 
And what numbers are those exactly? There are none.

You’re assuming Xbox sold the most in November.

The console that has the most stock sells the most in November. If Xbox had the most consoles on shelves...it will sell the most. It's just that easy.

We aren't really witnessing much about demand since everyone sells everything right now. That said...Series S was available everywhere for most of the year without selling out...if it's selling right now it's safe to assume that it's the "oh fuck it, i'll buy the only console i can" piece of hardware of 2021. Plus...it's cheap. There were promos here in my country for that console at 270€ and it still didn't sell out. And I'd bet it was still the best selling one since you couldn't find anything else. Even i almost impulse-bought one of them and i had no intentions to do so.

In the end Series S was a great bet for MS for sure.

Still there's some weird posts in here. If you walk into a store with 10 PS5, 10 Series X and 10 Series S...which one do you think it's selling out first?
Series S because it's selling better in november? lmao
 

twilo99

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that’s pretty dang amazing when you think about it. 250 quid gets you a system that can perform to a similar level as that gpu.
what a little beast.

Indeed it is.

Contrary to popular belief, the series s will only get better as time goes on, especially for 1st party games where they will make sure to take advantage of what the system has to offer. Just look at forza and halo.. they even managed to get fligh sim to run on it.
 

DarkMage619

Member
Indeed it is.

Contrary to popular belief, the series s will only get better as time goes on, especially for 1st party games where they will make sure to take advantage of what the system has to offer. Just look at forza and halo.. they even managed to get fligh sim to run on it.
You mean to tell me cross generational 3rd party titles haven't already maxxed the XSS out? So many were counting the system out immediately is it possible they were wrong?
 
The guy is still going with his nonsense?
Glad I stopped responding to him.

I'm glad things are generally chill enough around here to where we can actually have debates like this, tho.

Also apologies if I was a little too temperamental in some of my earlier replies to you ITT; sometimes all that replying starts to blur some posts into each other OTOH I don't like doing a bunch of separate posts one after the other or even worst, quoting posts that come after.

I don't know how that caught on as a trend; anyway, that's enough OT for me.
the xbox 360 is 359 better than the xbox one and the xbox series s/x doesnt even have a number in its name lol

That's some big brain, 12th-dimensional logic right there :pie_thinking:
 

dvdvideo

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You mean to tell me cross generational 3rd party titles haven't already maxxed the XSS out? So many were counting the system out immediately is it possible they were wrong?

To be fair you could say the same for series x, and ps5, no ray tracing on most, limited frame rates or resolutions. Things aren't quite the same as they were say, in the ps3 days where it took years to really use the power. Yes there will be optimizations, but what we see today for series s, x, and ps5 isn't about to radically change. And that's fine, we have 3 very capable systems hitting at or near thier design goals for thier prive points. Certainly delivering a lot more bang for your buck than pc these days.

I for one think we are very fortunate to have all 3 systems, we could have been stuck with all 3 systems with less ram, weaker cpu's, slower ssd, etc, or even wildly higher price points.
 
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sinnergy

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I think it's funny that even when MS is trying to sell subs, it still managed to do these numbers on a console that everyone here thought was DOA.

The amount of NaCl in your post is pretty funny too.
People here thought Switch would flop before it was released .. should tell you enough .
 
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DarkMage619

Member
To be fair you could say the same for series x, and ps5, no ray tracing on most, limited frame rates or resolutions. Things aren't quite the same as they were say, in the ps3 days where it took years to really use the power. Yes there will be optimizations, but what we see today for series s, x, and ps5 isn't about to radically change. And that's fine, we have 3 very capable systems hitting at or near thier design goals for thier prive points. Certainly delivering a lot more bang for your buck than pc these days.

I for one think we are very fortunate to have all 3 systems, we could have been stuck with all 3 systems with less ram, weaker cpu's, slower ssd, etc, or even wildly higher price points.
That may be true on some levels but I know for a fact there are features like sampler feedback streaming on Series consoles that haven't been used at all. I don't the the true potential of those systems will be tapped until all the mainline features are used. Cross generational titles are poor gages of what a system is capable of.

I'm certainly glad we have much better hardware in these systems than last generation for sure.
 
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