Mirosoft Store Employee: "Hows the 8X selling?" "Its selling well, but not like the Surface"

So I was getting a new 8X because the first had build quality issues (All sorted with second) and I asked the lady how the 8X was selling. She took a slight pause and said "Its selling well, but not like the Surface"

So I asked, "Oh the Surface is selling well?"

"Yeah, we are selling A LOT of Surfaces." and she really emphasized the "A LOT"

So is it just my Microsoft Store (Corte Madera in Marin)? A rehearsed (and may I say believable) script? A relativity problem? Or is the Surface really selling well?

BTW the 8X is great! I just wish it had Nokia Drive, Spotify, a easier to press power button, better battery life and some random games friends tell me about.