Xbox head Phil Spencer reveals that at this point in time, Microsoft "sold more of Xbox Series X|S than any previous version of Xbox".
Speaking in the latest interview with The New York Times, Spencer talked about the issues with the limited stock of Xbox Series X|S but also PlayStation 5 and the incredible demand for the next-gen consoles among the other things.
Spencer revealed that the supply is as good as it's ever been but the demand is simply exceeding the supply, despite Microsoft efforts to meet that demand.
On top of this, Spencer seemingly revealed that despite the chip shortages Xbox Series X|S is on pace to become the best and fastest-selling Xbox console in history. According to Xbox head, at this point in time, Xbox Series X|S outsold every previous version of the Xbox console.
"At this point, we've sold more of Xbox Series X|S than we had any previous version of Xbox," he said. Sadly, Spencer did not reveal additional details regarding sale numbers in the interview.
This would surely put Xbox Series X|S above the ten million mark, probably closer to 12 million. Its main competitor PlayStation 5 has reached 14.4 million sales back in October 2021 and it's very likely ahead in terms of sold units.
However, with the chip shortages issue, it's more about who can actually manufacture most units rather than who can advertise and sell them better.
For Microsoft, it helps that they've had a pretty large stock of Xbox Series S consoles over the Holiday season, which boosted the sales quite significantly. We should be hearing more about the lifetime sale numbers for Xbox Series X|S at Microsoft's next financial report.