EA may need revealed secret Xbox One gross sales figures
We all know that Sony has bought 35 million PlayStation 4s, however Microsoft will not speak about how nicely its rival gadget is doing. A dignified silence is the stance you usually take when issues aren’t going too nicely, however a 3rd celebration may simply have let the important thing particulars slip. Eurogamer was listening to Digital Arts’ most up-to-date convention name when CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed the agency’s inner gross sales estimate for the present console era. In response to him, there are fifty five million models out within the wild, and easy subtraction tells us that lower than 20 million of these are Xbox Ones. We requested Microsoft concerning the determine, and it got here again with a “no remark,” as anticipated.
What does this inform us concerning the present state of console gaming? In all probability not that a lot, because it was one thing of an open secret that Sony was “profitable” at this level within the console wars. Microsoft’s console was described as a “quick and highly effective work in progress” when it launched, whereas the PlayStation four was far more polished. As well as, Microsoft was pressured to tug loads of options on the final-minute after followers balked at its greater worth (Kinect) and insurance policies on second hand video games. Then once more, 15 million consoles is hardly an unattainable determine to claw again, and the Xbox One has been enhancing with each launch.