Microsoft have confirmed that the sales for Xbox One are on the up and up. Rising a huge 81% from sales this time last year which can be attributed mainly to the process drop seeing you able to pick up a current gen console for only $350 now.
Yes I know, PlayStation 4 has been beating the Xbox in sales for the first 4 months’ of 2015 but Xbox is clearly on a strong come back.
“Xbox One and Xbox Live continue to see strong growth in sales and engagement. Xbox One sales in the U.S. were up 81 percent over May 2014 and active global Xbox Live members — for Xbox One and Xbox 360 — were up 20 percent.” – Mike Nichols, Xbox Marketing
So now we wait, we sit and watch the press-conferences next week at E3 and see what each company brings to the table. Will this E3 be a game changer for the Xbox One seeing them catch up and over take the PlayStation 4 in sales? Only time will tell.
“This has been a great year for gaming at Microsoft, and it’s only going to get better in the coming weeks and months. With the greatest games lineup in Xbox history coming to Xbox One this year, and Windows 10 being the best operating system for gaming we’ve ever released, this is going to be an exceptional year for gamers. No matter where or how you play, I truly believe 2015 will be our biggest year yet.” – Phil Spencer
Phil then goes on to talk about the deal announced this morning with Oculus and how this partnership will make Windows 10 the best platform for experiencing virtual reality technology, his excitement about the launch of Windows 10 this coming July 29th and just what you can expect form the company next week at E3. To check out his press release ‘Looking Toward E3 and Beyond” please visit here.
Personally I can wait to see what all companies have prepared for us and want nothing more than to see both Sony and Microsoft shine next week. Competition is good for the industry, it’s great for developers and it’s awesome for us, the consumers.