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Xbox hardware sales down over a quarter, Microsoft confirms


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The company has released its quarterly earnings report, showing a significant decrease in Xbox hardware sales.

Despite some clear increases in gaming revenue, hardware sales have fallen 26 percent across Xbox One and Xbox 360.

You can check out the full list of statistics below:

  • Gaming revenue has risen 4%
  • Xbox Live revenue has risen 22%
  • Video games revenue has risen 9%
  • Hardware revenue has fallen 26%

Microsoft attributes the decrease in hardware sales to the age of Xbox 360 and the lack of price drops for Xbox One, which sits well behind the total sales of PS4.

No official sales figures were revealed, but It was recently rumoured that Xbox One had sold a total of 18 million units, according to CEO of eSports company Gfinity.

In comparison, Sony has sold a total of 35.9 million PS4 consoles as of December 2015.

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The report also reveals a steady growth in Xbox Live subscribers, with the service now boasting over 46 million concurrent users worldwide.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced it would discontinue the Xbox 360 in 2016.


April 23, 2016, 3:27 pm

The deal package I bought mine for at Xmas from Game has not been beaten since. The price has in fact gone up. On the one hand they managed to keep the price from being a race to the bottom no one wants but it came at the cost of selling fewer machines. When you think of the software hype MS pushed for their machine over the last 6 months this is a very poor performance. All of it goes back to the arrogance of the initial launch design - which, while I did by one, has generally not been fixed by the massive u-turns by MS regarding the kinect, always on, "set top replacement" design drops and the return to "it is a games machine" and giving the 7th core back to gaming to aid performance... heads still need to roll at MS for all the yes men who signed off the original machine who are still there

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