Although it'll take some time before the actual number are in, Xbox's head honcho Phil Spencer tweeted that Xbox Series X has had the biggest launch in the console's history.
The excitement has been palpable, and quite rightfully so all things considered, it was merely a matter of whether this will translate into sales. And if Spencer is to be believed, it has, and then some.
Taking to Twitter to voice his excitement, Spencer wrote, "Thank you for supporting the largest launch in Xbox history. In 24 hrs more new consoles sold, in more countries, than ever before. We’re working with retail to resupply as quickly as possible. You continue to show us the connective power of play is more important than ever."
Of course, it wouldn't be launch day without supply issues, some of which can be gleaned from the comments underneath Phil's post. Nevertheless, 2020 has been a hellish year to the extent that it's a miracle next-gen consoles haven't been pushed back into 2021.
If you missed out on the chance to get an Xbox Series X or S, you'll need to be patient as the demand and supply balance themselves out. Most online retailers are expecting supply to become steadier through the rest of November and December 2020, so you may want to focus on that window.
Interestingly enough, Xbox Series X and S seem to have finally broken through in the Japanese market, having sold out flat in mere days. Traditionally speaking, Xbox hasn't had the greatest time in the Home of PlayStation, but Spencer is adamant that this was just the first step for Microsoft's line of consoles.
Now, we're not claiming these results are causal, but there certainly is some correlation. And long may it continue.