In their latest update via Xbox News Wire, the Xbox team detailed some of the statistics from the November launch of the Xbox Series X and S. They also provide some insight into when you can expect xCloud (or console streaming as it’s known now) to expand further.
First, after naming it “the most successful launch in Xbox history”, here are some further details on Xbox’s success in November.
- Over 1.6 million seamless upgrades delivered to Xbox Series X|S owners with Smart Delivery.
- Over 40% of you joining Xbox for the first time are playing on Xbox Series S.
- One of the fastest selling Xbox Series X|S markets out of 40+ launch regions, Europe saw record sellouts in a matter of hours across the UK, France and Germany.
Perhaps most important to the playerbase however, is the latest update for xCloud. According to Xbox, streaming will arrive on PC and IOS in 2021.
In Spring 2021, we will take the next step in our journey to reach more players around the world by making cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate available on Windows PCs through the Xbox app and browser, and iOS devices through mobile web browser. By adding over a billion devices as a path to playing in the Xbox ecosystem, we envision a seamless experience for all types of players; whether it’s playing Minecraft Dungeons with your Xbox friends using touch controls on an iPhone, or jumping into a Destiny 2: Beyond Light strike on a Surface Pro when you have a break between meetings.
It’s clear that both Xbox and PlayStation are off to a fantastic start to the new generation. For Xbox that means driving engagement and they continue to make strides in that area. As we continue to say, it’s a great time to be a gamer.