Motorola confirms 70 million lifetime Moto G sales, sets 30 million goal for Moto G6

Motorola confirms 70 million lifetime Moto G sales, sets 30 million goal for Moto G6
Motorola has set itself a goal of shipping 30 million Moto G6 units. It’s fair to say that the Moto G series has certainly been one of the Chicago-based company’s success stories, with the five previous generations selling a combined 70 million units worldwide. With the launch of the latest lineup, however, Motorola is banking on high sales in order to boost the Moto G series’ lifetime numbers to over 100 million units.

At the company’s current pace of sales, the present total works out at an average of 14 million Moto G units per year. But considering the gradual rise in popularity of the Moto G name over the years and the fact that, beginning with the Moto G4 line, Motorola launched more than one device per year, recent generations are sure to have considerably boosted overall sales. Nevertheless, the 30 million Moto G6 sales goal is currently set for the complete lifespan of the range, which could continue for over two years. This will ultimately mean that the Chicago-based company is likely expecting just a slight increase in sales pace over previous Moto G generations. But it is worth noting, though, that this year’s launch saw the return of a third device that sits below the rest of the lineup and should boost sales even further due to the fact that it will likely prove popular in emerging markets. Speaking of which, it appears Motorola is betting heavily on the Moto E and Moto G lines to further strengthen its brand name in developing markets where premium devices are much less popular.

Motorola’s latest low-end and midrange offerings certainly look set to sell well across the globe thanks, in part, to their premium looks and taller displays. With the launch of the Lenovo-owned brand’s next flagship rumored to be just a few months away, however, it’ll remain to be seen if Motorola can impress consumers in the premium smartphone market and successfully compete against the likes of Samsung and Apple, while simultaneously boosting sales of its budget devices.



1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Since G1 they sold 70 million? I thought they were selling way more..

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7443; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The original was just G, and it was the lowest Motorola smartphone at the time. Since then Motorola has introduced a lower end Moto E series, all while increasing the specs of the Moto G series with each iteration. With each iteration the specs of the Moto G have increased to the point where the Moto G series is no longer low end, but mid range and while keeping the prices low. The latest G6 carnation can record 4k video, has dual cameras, the latest 18:9 full HD+ display, and more, while keeping the prices under $300. I would take the Moto G6's over an iPhone 8 any day, especially for what you are getting. You are saving a ton of money while getting a larger and much higher resolution display. It's even higher than an iPhone 8 plus which cost more again. Only an idiot would pay $700 for an iPhone 8.

7. ullokey

Posts: 179; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

I would instead get last year's XZ1 series for the same price.

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I thought the G series was selling something like near 20 million units per year at least. I remember to often see a lot of G, G2 and G3 around. Just like I see Galaxy J now.

2. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

The moto G series are no longer competitively priced

5. sgodsell

Posts: 7443; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Are dumb or something? The latest G6's can record 4k video, cat 13 LTE, Bluetooth 5, have a larger and higher resolution full HD+ display for under $300.

9. gandalf_the_junkie

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

Motorola has too many phones between $100 - $300 in my opinion. G series, e series, standard, plus, play, and s variants.

13. KingSam

Posts: 1472; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The E series canibalized the G series. Prices are higher and competition is tight. Gold luck.

3. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

They can start by making sure every Moto g has nfc in it and by positioning it as a upper midranger by giving it the x line features such as water resistance.

6. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

I ready to buy these G series lines only if moto provide 2 software update in these models instead of 1 update.After Moto G,G2 they stop providing 2nd update to G3,G4,G5 series models under lenovo.

18. jack2019

Posts: 9; Member since: May 07, 2018

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14. coolstg

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 26, 2018

30 millions? This is insane. G6 doesn't even have sd636, hence no dual active VoLTE which is about to be the next big thing in mid rangers. Asus zenfone max pro m1 already has this feature, Xiaomi can activate it on Redmi note 5 pro with just an OTA update, similarly Nokia can do the same with 7 Plus.

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