The tech giant recently confirmed that the Xbox One X is now the fastest-selling Xbox pre order ever.
This was backed up by information from another analyst that suggested the console was off to a good start on Amazon.
US retailer Gamestop also had this to say about the new hardware, adding: “Microsoft has done it again!
“The innovation and power behind the new Xbox One X console is driving excitement and demand among our customers worldwide.
“The speed at which we sold through our initial pre-order supply surpassed expectations, and what we experienced with pre-orders for the original Xbox One console. This new system is definitely going to change how video games are played!”
But while this is all good news for the console, there were others that more skeptical about its initial impact.
The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Editions released as part of the first wave of consoles, has done well, selling out at many retailers.
However, it’s unclear just how much stock each retailer had, with Microsoft unlikely to confirm other important sales numbers.
And Wedbush Securities’ Michael Pachter has also raised a few other points that suggest we may not know the full picture until much later this year.
Speaking on his YouTube show, Pachter added: “Xbox One X is ranked on Amazon in the pre-orders a year to date, last I looked number 66.
“I believe the NES Classic was at number 23. It sold 2.3 million units lifetime, and you know that the bulk of those units were sold last year, so this year maybe a million, so if Xbox One X is ranked 48th below that, it’s not even close to a million, and of course the Amazon allocation is probably five or ten thousand units.
“The original Xbox didn’t have big pre-orders. The Xbox 360, maybe, but honestly, who was pre-ordering consoles back then, so of course this is the most pre-ordered.”
Whatever happens, fans can expect both the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro to duke it out throughout 2018.
Both consoles will lack exclusives and will mostly rely on the existing content from the baseline Xbox One and PS4 consoles.
Sony have already confirmed that the PS4 Pro has made a good impact for them in sales and it will be interesting to see how the Xbox One X affects this.