Xbox Leads US Software Game Sales in January
Microsoft has announced that it has led the way when it comes to software games sales in the month of January. The Xbox One and Xbox 360 sold the most games across all console platforms in January with 2.27 million units sold, making up 47 percent of software market share.
Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business, Xbox stated, “We are incredibly humbled and proud to see Xbox One continue to be the best launch of an Xbox in our history. Comparatively, Xbox One consoles have sold at a rate of 2.29 times faster than Xbox 360 in the U.S. in the same timeframe for the first three months on the market.”
“More importantly, it is gratifying for our team to see Xbox continue to prove it’s the best place to play games. January NPD Group figures released today revealed Xbox* sold the most games across all console platforms in January with 2.27 million units sold, making up 47 percent of software market share.”
Mehdi also praised the Xbox One’s game line-up, revealing that on average 2.7 games have been bought for each console. “Fans continue to show their excitement for new generation Xbox One games, with U.S. consumers purchasing an average of 2.7 games per console since launch. This amazing success is due in large part to our unrivaled games lineup, first class Xbox Live multiplayer games service and a platform for game developers that offers unique capabilities such as Kinect and Xbox SmartGlass.”
Not only has the Xbox platform held 5 of the top 10 spots on the console game title list, including Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, GTA V and Minecraft, but Microsoft also believe that Titanfall will be the game to really kick off the next-generation.
“Recently called the “most important game in years,” a “game changer” and “system seller,” “Titanfall” has been heralded for its “spectacular action,” termed a “ridiculously good looking game,” and the “most exciting shooter in years.” For people who haven’t purchased Xbox One, we believe “Titanfall” will be the energizer to launch a new generation of gameplay.”
Since its launch back in November, over 740 million hours of fun have been on Xbox One across games, apps, and TV. Kinect has also proved extremely popular, with Microsoft saying that 685 million speech commands have been used to navigate Xbox One, including 20 million commands of “Xbox, Record That” alone.
Source: *Xbox Wire