Google claims the Pixel 6 series is the best-selling Pixel line of all time

Eric Zeman / Android Authority


  • Google has confirmed that the Pixel 6 series is the best-selling line of Pixel phones to date.
  • The company didn’t reveal specific sales numbers or the most popular model.

The Google Pixel 6 series is unquestionably the company’s best line of Pixel phones from a spec perspective, while also offering competitive pricing. No wonder Google said it achieved record quarterly Pixel sales during the fourth quarter of 2021 (the same quarter as the phones were released).

Check out the full quote below:

When it comes to hardware, Pixel 6 is a huge leap forward for the Pixel wallet, and it’s great to see the response from Pixel users. It’s the fastest-selling Pixel yet, and we’re raising consumer awareness of the brand and making good progress.

“I’m excited about the products we have coming and can’t wait to share more on Google I/O,” added Pichai. Presumably, those upcoming products are the Pixel 6a and the Pixel Watch.

Cause for celebration?

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro displays

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Google didn’t provide specific sales figures or a breakdown of the most popular phone. It is therefore theoretically possible that the new Pixels only sold by a negligible margin compared to the previous record holder.

It’s still a notable achievement for Google and its Pixel lineup, especially considering the phones didn’t come like India and there was an industry-wide chip shortage. It also suggests that the company’s aggressive approach to pricing and specs is paying off.

It wasn’t easy, however, as the Pixel 6 series was inundated with bugs at launch. We’ve seen plenty of system updates to fix these flaws, but it still seems like the phones aren’t as polished as they should be. For what it’s worth, a recent survey of sellers showed that the Pixel 6 series wasn’t selling well among US carriers. We’re guessing the aforementioned bugs are to blame for any dip in sales, so hopefully Google is focusing on delivering polished software.