Microsoft Has Been Secretive About Their Sales Numbers for the Xbox One
During a recent earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said that 103 million Microsoft and Sony consoles have been sold as of 2017, according to Variety. Sony has openly stated in the past that approximately 73.6 million PS4s have been sold worldwide as of 2017. This means that there may have been about 29.4 million Xbox Ones sold since the console came out back in 2013.
“It’s worth noting that EA also expects current-gen consoles to hit 130 million by the end of this year, up 27 million,” Variety noted. “Given the previous split of sales, it seems likely that the Nintendo Switch, which Wilson said the company expects to hit 30 million sold by the end of the year, will be neck-and-neck with the Xbox One.”
Last week, Microsoft explained why they were no longer revealing the Xbox One’s sales numbers. “We are continuing to look at engagement as our key metric for success and are no longer reporting on total console sales,” a Microsoft spokesperson explained.
It’s not exactly shocking that the PS4 has been selling more than the Xbox One, given both the secrecy surrounding the Xbox One’s official sales numbers and the bevy of first-party exclusives that are on the PS4.