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Xbox One X sales explode - are customers buying wrong Xbox Series X?

Published: 07:31, 23 September 2020
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Well, the good news is that interest in Xbox Series X is incredibly healthy, but it looks like many customers mistook Xbox One X for Microsoft's next-gen console.

As reported by Amazon associate going by the Twitter handle Andrew Alerts, sales rank of Xbox One X shot up immensely in the wake of Microsoft opening the Xbox Series X preorders. 

"Xbox One X sales rank is up 747% on Amazon lol...Wonder how many people bought an Xbox One X instead of an Xbox Series X", he wrote.

Microsoft didn't exactly do themselves any favours when it comes to differentiating last and next-gen consoles. We suppose they should've thought about it a bit earlier, as Xbox Two doesn't really have a ring to it, especially if you're trying to claim the title of the number one console in the world. Which they are, by the way.

As a reminder, Xbox One X is a juiced-up edition of their current-gen console, or Microsoft's PS4 Pro if you prefer such comparisons. Xbox Series X is the next-gen version, but as it happens - even Microsoft's official channels occasionally mistook the two. 

In fact, The Verge's senior editor Tom Warren pointed out one such Microsoft's gaffe , where they wrote that Destiny 2: Beyond Light will be coming to Xbox One Series X. It doesn't take much to see how confusing it can get. 

If Microsoft's Xbox Series X preorders came with some hefty price cuts of Xbox One X consoles, we could chalk this off to simply people looking for great deals. However, it looks like a number of customers will be surprised when they receive their packages. Or not, which sort of makes it even worse. 

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