Xbox One sales spike 75% during S launch week

The 2TB version of the new Xbox One S has already completely sold out in the UK, boosting sales of the console by more than 75 per cent last week.

UK retailers told MCV that stock for the machine was tight, although Xbox will release more 2TB machines in the form of a limited edition Gears of War 4 version on October 7th.

The new S model – which features a sleeker design and allows for 4K video playback – will also receive 1TB and 500GB versions. Release information for both of these will be revealed in ‘the coming weeks’.

We’re excited by the reaction from fans for Xbox One S,” said Xbox UK marketing boss Harvey Eagle.

While stock of the 2TB has sold out, gamers can already pre-order the Xbox One S 2TB Gears of War Limited Edition console. Our aim between now and Christmas is to drive excitement for the range of new Xbox One S consoles that will be available with great new features – including 4K video streaming capabilities. We will be sharing further details on other Xbox One S bundles, variations and pricing in the coming weeks.”

He continued: It’s a great looking console – it is the most compact Xbox yet, 40 per cent smaller than the original Xbox One, and includes a built-in power supply.

If you’re an Xbox 360 owner looking to upgrade or a first time console buyer, the Xbox One S offers great value.”

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