It's been suggested that Xbox Series S has been outselling the Xbox Series X in various key markets during its first year, with Ampere Analytics highlighting that "the lesser-powered Series S has come into its own".
The website says that "the strong adoption of Series S is having an outweighed impact on digital games sales to Xbox Series consoles when compared to PlayStation 5", and its success could be attributed to component shortages and Xbox Series X supply constraints that have affected this generation throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
"As a digital-only product, the strong adoption of Series S is having an outweighed impact... Sony continues to take a more conservative approach to its digital-only PS5 console mix, with the disc-based version of the console taking a dominant position in the market."
Ampere Analytics is estimating that Microsoft has sold 6.7 million Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles (combined) so far, with sales of the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition sitting somewhere around 12.8 million.
GamesIndustry.biz has also backed up some of these reports about the two Microsoft consoles specifically, saying that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are "at least 50/50 in terms of install base in major territories".
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