Despite Microsoft not publishing official sales figures of the Xbox One anymore, we can still somewhat track the performance of the console.
SuperData‘s analysis says that Xbox One has twenty-six million consoles sold by the end of 2016, making it 2:1 outsold in comparison to the PlayStation 4. This difference is still huge despite Microsoft outselling Sony for four months in a row between July and October last year.
Microsoft’s statement says that Xbox Live has forty-seven million active users each month, which means a lot of people have likely upgraded from the 360 while keeping their accounts, and the Windows 10 userbase has to play a role in this number, too. (A Microsoft account is effectively required for that operating system!)
SuperData put PlayStation 4 to 55 million, so if we add the two consoles together, the result is 81 million users (although some households have both consoles, mind you) – this figure is higher than Electronic Arts’ Chief Financial Officer, Blake Jörgensen’s predictions of 80 million by the end of 2016.
Can Microsoft catch up to Sony this generation?