Xbox Beat US Sales Records in March 2022

Posted on April 25, 2022 by Laurent Giret in Games, Xbox, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X with 2 Comments

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Series S consoles have beat a new sales record in the US according to The NPD Group. March 2022 was a new record month for Xbox hardware unit and dollar sales, beating previous records in March 2011 for the most total units sold, and a March 2014 record for the biggest revenue.

If this is an impressive performance for Xbox in terms of revenue considering the ongoing chip shortages, the Nintendo Switch is continuing to sell more units. “Xbox Series was the best-selling hardware platform of both March 2022 and the first quarter in dollars, while Switch led both time periods in unit sales,” highlighted NPD analyst Mat Piscatella.

If Microsoft stopped sharing data about console sales during the Xbox One/PS4 era, the company’s bet to launch an affordable Xbox Series S in addition to the flagship Series X is certainly paying off. While both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X remain pretty hard to find, the Xbox Series S is easier to manufacture and costs just $299, making it the most affordable current-gen console.

According to The NPD Group, chip shortages are still impacting the video games industry pretty hard this year. Video game hardware dollar sales in the US dropped to $1.2 billion in Q1 2022, a number down 15% compared to the same period last year. “Continued console hardware supply challenges combined with a return to experiential spending are likely drivers of the Q1 declines,” explained Piscatella.

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2 responses to “Xbox Beat US Sales Records in March 2022”

  1. rm

    If Xbox is hitting new sales records, but the market is down 15% overall, that tells me PS is not doing very good right now. Especially since Switch sales are strong also.

    • Donte

      I am not a console gamer anymore but unless you are way into PS exclusives I am not sure why you would pick it over the Xbox or PC. I think game pass is the killer option, even if you are only a PC gamer. One or two full price games will pay for game pass.


      Sony is releasing more and more games for the PC now and in some cases more features in the PC version of the game and its upsetting PS fans. Sony likes money and I only see this trend continuing.

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