I don’t know if you pay all that much attention to the “console wars” between Sony and Microsoft, but I find it interesting. For most of the year, around 10 months to be exact, Sony has been the clear sales leader with the PlayStation 4. No matter what they did earlier in the year, Microsoft’s Xbox One just couldn’t seem to catch up. Within the past month, though, the tide seems to have turned, with Microsoft leading in sales in November for the first time. This didn’t just happen by chance, though, as Microsoft has recently been slashing prices and adding some good bundles for the Christmas season. And this isn’t just true for the United States – it’s also true in Britain, so Microsoft’s tactics are clearly working. While the exact numbers aren’t in just yet, they’ve also reported they’d set an internal sales record with the good month.
Says Mike Nichols, the corporate VP of Xbox marketing:
“Response to the holiday lineup of games on Xbox One was incredible, with Xbox One fans buying more games in November in the U.S. than any other gen eight platform and enjoying over 357 million hours of gameplay globally…In fact, more fans logged into Xbox Live across Xbox One and Xbox 360, and enjoyed more entertainment, than any other month in the history of Xbox.” Wherever your loyalty lies, that’s pretty impressive at the end of the day.
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