1.2 Million Xbox One’s Sold in 2014 So Far

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 02:06 -- RLWaterman

It’s not a bad report for Microsoft at all; in the first quarter of 2014 around 1.2 million Xbox One consoles have been sold. That’s left Microsoft with reported profits of $5.66 billion from the first three months of the year. Not a bad day at the office! Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella explained that, “This quarter's results demonstrate the strength of our business, as well as the opportunities we see in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.”

Despite the successful sales figures though, the Xbox One is still lagging being the PlayStation 4 in sales. Where Microsoft estimates that five million Xbox One’s have left the shelves of gaming stores around the globe since its release in November, Sony’s figure for the PS4 now tops seven million.

Part of the reason for the Xbox One’s slightly more sluggish sales could be the price tag, though new bundled offers have brought the price of the console down to a slightly more manageable amount. It could also be linked to the reports from developers that reaching a 1080p resolution on the Xbox One is more of a challenge than on the PS4, leading gamers to opt for the console that seems to offer the best performance. In reality however, many new titles are indistinguishable on the two consoles, such as Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs.

Have you bought an Xbox One yet? Are you worried by the console’s price or performance? Have your say in the comments below.

Article by - Rebecca Waterman
Insert Date: 04/25/2014

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Aside from the obvious developer leaks on the differences in graphics on many multi-platform games, in my opinion the PS4 is a better preformer. Many people want to brag about the SOCIAL aspect or the SNAP feature of the Xbox One, but that's really not what it's all gased up to be. I own both next-gen consoles and though multi-tasking is a great feature, the Xbox cannot do it well. Twitch is a perfect example due to the fact with both app and game both at work, the lag is horrible and there is many times I've had to shut down either one to help run the other completely before I can fully game and broadcast at the same time. The console still has issues with chat, shutting down (by controller), powering on and the kinect can be somewhat a pest in all areas of its functionality. My ps4 experience has been much brighter with less problems.

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