During EA’s recent earnings call, the company revealed its sales predictions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and according to EA, Xbox One sales are shy of 30 million which is the closest we get to Xbox One sales numbers since Microsoft has stopped revealing the sales figures. However, Microsoft has refuted the Xbox One sales projections by EA.
Microsoft said in a statement to Variety, that the Xbox One sales “projections are inaccurate” and while the company refrained itself from revealing the actual sales figures but reiterated that “engagement is its measure of progress” and also revealed some stats for its live service.
The projections are inaccurate. Regardless, we are focused on delivering amazing gaming experiences to players on all devices and engagement is our measure of progress. We just announced a record start to the year with Xbox Live monthly active users up 13% to 59 million.
Speaking of the Xbox, Microsoft has revealed that it is looking to add more subscription options for Xbox Game Pass. According to the Phil Spencer, they are currently looking to add more subscription options to Xbox Game Pass and are working to give their users more value for their money.
Furthermore, Microsoft might be working on the next Xbox as a job listing has emerged suggesting that Microsoft is working on the next Xbox that might feature a new type of DRAM and GDDR6 as the main memory.
According to the listing, the company is looking for a Senior Engineer for DRAM memory solution who will be working alongside the Xbox hardware development team.
Also, the upcoming Shadow Of the Tomb Raider will be coming to Xbox One X and the developer has confirmed that the game will render at 4K/ 30 FPS on Xbox One X to ensure better visuals and other enhancements.
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