In a years ending report published recently Superdata concluded that the Xbox One had sold somewhere around 26 Million units whereas the PS4 had sold around 55 Million units worldwide. We also know that for the month of December the PS4 was the best selling console in America and now a report from Windows Central Seems to show that although the PS4 did take the lead in December it was only by a slight margin. here are the stats
- Xbox One sold 1,511,000 units across both Xbox One and Xbox One S during December
- Xbox sales were up 10% year over year for December
- Sony sold 1,568,000 consoles
- 238000 PS4 pro units were sold
Microsoft does not usually publish sales figures however it did last month indicate that it had a pretty good December with this statement.
“December was the biggest month ever for Xbox One sales in the U.S. and Xbox One was the only eighth generation console with year-over-year growth, according to NPD,” Xbox marketing exec Mike Nichols said in a statement. “In addition, Xbox One was the top-selling console over the second half of 2016, following the announcement of Xbox One S at E3. In November and December we saw Xbox Live engagement reach an all-time high of 3.9 billion hours, up 23 percent compared to 2015 driven by fan excitement for the greatest games lineup.”
So it seems that despite the recent shortcomings the Xbox still managed to give its counterpart a tough time atleast in the US . What’s interesting to note are the sales of the PS4 Pro which by any stretch of imagination can be seen as underwhelming, and with Project Scorpio about to be released who is to say that the Xbox just might close the gap between itself and the PS4 atleast in the US.
So it seems its not all doom and gloom for the Xbox One at the moment, and they can be a worthy competitor to the PS4 if they can counter their strong exclusive lineup.
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