It is a fact that Xbox rarely shares specific numbers of its services and sales of its consoles. We usually see official information several times a year, which leaves it up to analysts and niche sites to provide the details that many want to know. Now, Aaron Greenberg recently shared a tweet from VGChartz, which indicates a new number of units sold for the Xbox Series X | sAnd But this also sparked a controversial conversation among fans.
17 months after its release, VGChartz reported that Transcend Xbox Series X | S 13.87 million units sold. By comparison, the Xbox 360 numbered 9.38 million consoles in the same time period. This was information that Greenberg, General Manager of Marketing at Xbox shared on his Twitter account:
“Thank you to everyone who has helped support Xbox growth and adoption into this generation. There is a lot of work ahead and we hope the offering will continue to improve globally as well.”
Thanks to all the people who have helped support the growth and adoption of Xbox into this generation. There is a lot of work to come and hopefully the show will continue to improve globally as well. https://t.co/4J4PVDOexb
– Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️💚U (@aarongreenberg) April 21, 2022
However, controversy arose this time when a fan pointed out that in 2010 Greenberg mocked people using VGChartz and other similar sites for talking about selling consoles, Commenting that there is no official source to support the information being shared.
“Laughs at VGChartz’s sales reports, why are people posting info as admin when there’s no source or science behind these #s?”
LOL in sales reports from VGChartz, why do people release information as official when there is no source or science behind #s?
– Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️💚U (@aarongreenberg) November 11, 2010
Although Greenberg has not issued a response or clarification to his comment in over a decade, VGChartz did respond to the CEO’s latest message, Noting that they are making great efforts to make their estimates as accurate as possible.
“Thank you, Aaron, for sharing our tweet. We do our best with our estimates to be as accurate as possible with the limited data available.”
Thank you Aaron for sharing our tweet. We do our best with our estimates to be as accurate as possible with the limited data available.
– VGChartz (VGChartz) April 21, 2022
Greenberg commented from more than a decade ago. At that time, the executive branch can learn a little more about the way this information is disclosed, and change its position on the matter. Although it is not unreasonable to think that these statements focus only on demonstrating the success of Xbox Series X | S for Microsoft.
Via: Aaron Greenberg
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