Microsoft has finally admitted that Xbox One sales are less than half of PS4

Microsoft has finally admitted that Xbox One sales are less than half of PS4
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Official Xbox One sales have largely remained a mystery, but now Microsoft is finally admitting the obvious: The PS4 has outsold the Xbox One.

Microsoft stopped reporting Xbox One sales figures at the start of fiscal 2016, instead focusing on Xbox Live numbers. The change meant we never officially knew how well the Xbox One held up against the PS4 after the Xbox One’s troubled launch. Analysts’ estimates consistently put Microsoft in third place behind Sony and Nintendo, and now documents (word document) submitted to Brazil’s national competition regulator (approved Game Shine) finally shed some light on how the Xbox One generation is going.

“Sony overtook Microsoft in terms of console sales and installed base, selling more than twice as many Xboxes in the last generation,” Microsoft admits, translated from Portuguese.

Sony no longer reports PS4 shipments, which puts lifetime sales at 117.2 million as of March. While Microsoft didn’t provide a specific sales number for the Xbox One, its adoption means the company has sold just under 58.5 million units. This coincides with market research Ampere analysis In 2020, this brought the Xbox One’s installed base to 51 million units at the end of the second quarter of 2020. The Nintendo Switch is currently at 111.08 million lifetime sales and will surpass the PS4 later this year.

The Xbox Series S helps close the PlayStation sales gap.
Photo: Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Microsoft seems to close this huge gap with the Xbox Series S / X consoles. Ampere analysis “Sony ended 2021 with PS5 sales reaching 17 million units, nearly 1.6 times higher than Xbox Series sales.” While Microsoft is coding once a quarter Declining hardware revenue for Xbox Recently, CEO Satya Nadella said that Microsoft “has been the market leader in North America for three consecutive quarters among next-generation consoles.” Microsoft has yet to release official Xbox sales figures.

The Xbox One may not have sold well, but Microsoft’s work on the Xbox One generation laid an important foundation for the Xbox Series S/X. Microsoft has moved on to the Xbox Series X with 1440p support, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and a slew of updates. Thanks to testing of these features on previous Xbox One consoles, 120Hz games all run.

Microsoft’s admission of weak Xbox One sales comes as part of a wider dispute between Sony and Microsoft over the Xbox maker. Acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Sony and Microsoft are arguing over both Call of Duty, game subscriptions and more Microsoft is trying to clean up its acquisition in Brazil. Microsoft also claimed this in filings with Brazil’s regulator Sony pays for “blocking rights”. to prevent developers from adding their content to Xbox Game Pass.

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