GameIndustry.biz - who revealed the latest hardware sales data from GFK Chart-Track - noted today that the Xbox One X sold 80,000 units (up-weighted by 20% from 67,000) during its launch week in the UK. This puts the device's first week sales in line with the Nintendo Switch and ahead of Sony's PlayStation 4 (PS4) Pro. It should be noted that the Xbox One X sales are higher than the PS4 Pro that only sold 50,000 units in the first 5 days and it took the PS4 Pro 4 weeks to get to 80,000 units. A year ago the publication reported that the PS4 sold 50,000 units during its launch week, managing to sell a further 30,000 units after four weeks on sale.
Stock shortages of both PS4 Pro and Nintendo Switch will have affected their sales performance.
Microsoft's solid sales start will have been encouraged by a busy release schedule which has seen the likes of Call of Duty: WW2, Assassin's Creed Origins, Fifa 18 and Forza Motorsport 7 released in recent weeks.
They also found that the game relied on dynamic resolution scaling, and that for the most part the Xbox One X was capable of hitting the higher-end of the resolution. Majority of the Xbox One X units sold were the Project Scorpio limited edition versions.
More than 70 games supported Xbox One X at launch, with that number set to increase each week.
Last week Microsoft's latest video console, the Xbox One X, released across the globe - delivering a premium gaming experience in a high-end package.
In many ways, Xbox One X is the culmination of years of trying to fix the Xbox brand.