Recently released sales figures for January show that Sony’s PlayStation 4 has outsold the Xbox One from Microsoft in the United States. In fact, nearly double the quantity of PS4s flew off the shelves compared to Xbox Ones. Sony hasn’t released the actual number of units that it has shifted, but with retail sale data tracked by The NPD Group Microsoft does seem to be lagging behind. Whether it’s because of the price difference between the two consoles or a simple preference for the PlayStation’s technology remains to be seen.
Microsoft is certainly not taking the news lying down however, with new updates to the Xbox One console set to tweak the controller’s precision ready for the launch of the upcoming first-person shooter, Titanfall, coming exclusively to PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The eagerly anticipated title could improve sales statistics on its own, and with fixes to the controller and to multiplayer elements of the Xbox One interface due in a March update the console is being prepared for optimum performance.
There are even hints that the March update could also herald the release of a new Media Remote for the Xbox One, providing another means of controlling the console. The new remote appeared briefly as a preorder option on the Canadian Amazon’s website, but was quickly removed. Not before the details could be recorded though, suggesting that the price tag in Canada would be a total of $24.99 (or $22.69 in USD) with a March 4th release date.
Will Microsoft’s improvements be enough to help the company to sell more consoles? Why do you think the PlayStation 4 is selling better than the Xbox One? Have your say below.
Article by - Rebecca Waterman
Insert Date: 02/14/2014