It seems like the Xbox One is finally starting to come into its own and offer up some competition for Sony’s PlayStation 4 console. According to a tweet by Aaron Greenburg, head of Xbox Games Marketing, the Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 for the third consecutive month — the first time for the current generation of consoles.
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) October 14, 2016
The Xbox One has typically lagged behind the PlayStation 4 according to NPD Group’s monthly sales figures, a sharp contrast over the Xbox 360s monthly sales reign over the PlayStation 3. The big reason for Xbox’s recent success with their new console can be attributed to the new Xbox One S (slim) model that was released in August. After it was announced and prior to its release, the company dropped the price of the existing version of the console which helped boost it to outsell the PlayStation 4 in July. recent changes Microsoft has made to the Xbox One console from the dashboard interface to new features including Looking for Group, Clubs, and the Backward Compatibility program definitely haven’t hurt the growing popularity of the console either.
With the new Xbox One S release and the fact that the company seems to be listening to, and giving gamers what they want in functionality, not to mention solid exclusives like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4, it’s no surprise to see them climbing the sales charts. While no official numbers have been released by Microsoft on actual Xbox One sales figures, reports still have the PlayStation 4 outselling (or outshipping depending who you read) the Xbox One by about 40 million to 29 million units. Either way, it’s nice to see some healthy competition which allows gamers a choice in what console best suits their gaming and entertainment needs.
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