Xbox One is the Best Selling Xbox Ever But is There Nothing it can Do to Beat PS4?
Xbox One was among the best selling electronics this holiday season and is now the best selling Xbox console ever, beating both Xbox 360 and the original Xbox. Xbox One just started over a year ago in the market so you may wonder how it can already become the best selling console in Xbox history.
Microsoft clears that up nicely:
Thanks to you, Xbox One continues to outpace Xbox 360 at the same point in time in the Xbox 360 generation, making it the best-selling console in Xbox console history.
In addition to this, Microsoft announced that all of its holiday offerings, Forza 6, Halo 5, Rise of the Tomb Raider, have sold over 1 Million units. As soon as the number was revealed, it wasn’t clear if it is for shipped units or sold-through.
Rest assured, it was for sold-through units.
Xbox One is doing great on its own but camp Sony is way ahead in terms of sales. Just recently they announced over 35 million PS4 units sold.
On the other hand Microsoft refrains from sharing hard sales stats for Xbox One, and frankly, if they were anywhere near PS4 they would yell it out loud to let the world know.
What many find it hard to understand is the reason behind PS4’s amazing success story. The console is on its way to becoming the best selling console ever, taking the crown from anesenstor PlayStation 2 which sold 155 million units.
Since its release, games like Bloodborne, DriveClub, The Order 1886 and Infamous Second Son have kept the ball rolling for PS4, but fans complained about the lack of games.
Meanwhile, even games like Halo 5, TitanFall or Forza series haven’t been able to push Xbox One in front. 2014 and 2015 have pretty much been barren for PS4 in terms of exclusives, there was hardly anything during the holidays yet, PS4 is the best selling machine everywhere you see. Even Activision shifted COD deal from Xbox to PlayStation last year.
It is hard to pinpoint the cause of Xbox One not selling as well as PS4, but the only thing that comes to mind is the initial pitching and marketing by Microsoft.
Of course, this in no way means Xbox One is failing or not profitable for Microsoft. But, it looks like for now it can’t do anything to take down PS4 this generation.