Xbox One Sales Overtakes PS4 Last October, Pushing Its Sales to Its Fifth Month

By Kevin Panganiban , Updated Nov 12, 2016 11:09 AM EST
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PS4 has ruled console gaming for the past few years, leaving Xbox One behind its trail, but it looks like the tides are turning, in favor of Xbox One. The tech giant, Microsoft, has just recently announced that Xbox One had the highest sales for consoles last October in the UK, US, and Australia, based on the data gathered from the GfK Entertainment and the NPD Group.

According to a recent article by Gamespot, Xbox One sales rose 989 percent week over a week just in the United Kingdom alone, which was thought to be caused by the recent slimmed designed Xbox One S models launch. The recent release of Xbox One's slimmer 500 GB and 1TB SKUs caused its sales to spike up to 989 percent every week.

Although PS4 has also released its slimmer version this month, it really didn't help with its sales. Playstation 4 only had a market share of at least 19 percent last week, with its unit sales dropping to 66 percent year after year, MCV UK reported. Although sales went up to at least 22 percent week after week after week last October, it wasn't enough to bring its sales up.

Another factor that might have to strengthen Xbox One's streak is "Microsoft's FIFA 17 "bundle launch last week. Although the game was only launched in the UK today, the game was accessible through the bundle since it actually came with an EA Access membership pass.

Xbox One's amazing sales feat is not just a phenomenon in the UK. According to Game Spot reports, the Xbox One outsold the PS4 console during July and August in the United States alone. Microsoft also released its latest addition to its family, the Xbox One S TV that fits perfectly with the Xbox One 4K Blu- ray player.

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