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Xbox One X first-week UK sales beat the PS4 Pro, match Nintendo Switch

By midian182 ยท 4 replies
Nov 13, 2017
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  1. Microsoft’s “most powerful console ever,” the Xbox One X, finally got its worldwide release last week. Despite a few caveats, early reviews are mostly positive and it’s selling well. In the UK, the machine has sold 80,000 units during its first week after release, putting it ahead of the rival PlayStation 4 Pro.

    GameIndustry.biz reports that the Xbox One X is quite a way ahead of Sony’s competitor, which sold just over 50,000 units in the first week after launch back in November 2016. It took the PlayStation 4 Pro a total of four weeks to reach the Xbox One X’s current figure of 80,000 sales.

    The Xbox One X has sold around the same number of Switch consoles that were snapped up back when the hybrid console launched in March, though it’s been pointed out that both this machine and the PS4 Pro experienced stock shortages that will have affected their sales performance.

    Most of the Xbox One X consoles sold in the first week were the ‘Project Scorpio’ special editions. The Scorpio branding, which was the console’s codename before Microsoft unveiled the real name at E3, appears on the console and controller in this version.

    Microsoft will no doubt be pleased with the numbers. It will always be happy to beat its big rival, and the dearth of launch titles coupled with the fact that the Xbox One X is even more expensive in the UK (as is pretty much everything) make the sales figures extra impressive.

    At the start of the month, Microsoft revealed that, unlike the PlayStation 4 Pro, the Xbox One X natively supports 1440p monitors.

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  2. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 693   +426

    Both new consoles are nice. PS4+ has more games I want to play and PSVR while XBOX 1+ has more power.
  3. JustAGamer

    JustAGamer TS Rookie

    True the PlayStation has more exclusives at this time, but the Xbox One X is the definitive console to play all AAA games on which is the majority of what everybody purchases. It also plays a library of over 300 Xbox 360 games some of them enhanced to 4K and it also plays original Xbox titles all for free if you own the game. This is something you have to pay MONTHLY for with Sony with a very very small library of older PS3 and PS2 games. Bottom line, there's no shortage of games that will look and play the best on the Xbox One X.
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  4. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 693   +426

    Good points. I don't intend to play online with the new consoles only to be hurled insults by people half my age with too much free time. While backward compatibility is good it is not a game changer, given the number of new games demanding your time and your still functioning older consoles.
  5. Not sure why I would want one of these. There is no exclusives. I can play all the games on my PC with a much better result.

    I'd still get PS4 / PS4 Pro because of the exclusives. And I bet PS4 Pro will outsell Xbox One X in the long run. Sony has loads of exclusives in the pipeline.

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