The Xbox One has certainly been a big seller for Microsoft, and on Friday, the NPD group released sales data that supports the news from Microsoft. The news shows how popular the Xbox One has been in the US, and how quickly customers are buying and adopting to the next generation console.
In the report, Xbox One consoles are sold at a rate of 2.29 times faster than the Xbox 360 during the timeframe of the first three months on the market. This is quite amazing knowing that the Xbox One has only been launched in 13 markets and makes the Xbox One shine.
Top January Sales For Xbox One
The NPD Group report shows that Xbox sold the most games across all console programs in January with over 2.27 million units sold, which makes that 47 percent of the software market share in the US. Xbox One fans in particular are picking up close to 3 games per console, which shows that the initial but low number of games at rollout are successful.
The Xbox held five of the top 10 spots on the console game title list, which is very impressive. Those include: “Battlefield 4,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (Xbox 360 and Xbox One), “Grand Theft Auto V” and “Minecraft.” Microsoft detailed that 2.6 billion global Gamerscore have been achieved, 165 million global achievements have been unlocked, and 130 million global Game DVR clips have been uploaded.
Huge Xbox One Season Ahead
As these numbers are impressive, the numbers will only get better from Xbox. Microsoft is rolling out Titanfall in March along with impressive system updates to the Xbox One console. The initial update hit the Xbox One consoles on Friday, with the next major update hitting as Titanfall rolls out next month.
Between the number of apps, over 685 million speech commands, over 20 million commands of Xbox Record That, and over 1 million people using Skype on the Xbox One, the console is certainly a big hit for Microsoft. I would’ve like to have seen it roll out quicker with more games, but a controlled rollout is what Microsoft wants against the Playstation 4.
I love my Xbox One and enjoy the games. Titanfall will only make it sell more in the future though.