Right, so we have been used to the fact that the PlayStation 4 has been dominating the console market for the last few months, so it is quite obvious that this month’s winner in terms of console sales is… the Xbox One? Wait, something is definitely fishy around here, so just let us recheck that and we will get right back to you in a few seconds.
Well, yes, it looks like the Xbox has made it to the number one spot this month, but it did not do it on its own. Halo 5 boosted the Xbox a lot and it looks like fans were strong enough to make a change this month. With such a highly anticipated shooter it seems almost normal that this change occurred. Even we are still in shock, but it looks like Xbox was finally able to make the leap that it needed, back into the competition.
But that’s not all. It looks like the Xbox One’s performance has been so good in October 2015 that it managed to pull up yearly sales by 81% percent. It’s fascinating what you can do if you have the right title backing you up, isn’t it? But this is not the only piece of interesting news. What established a groundbreaking record is that Microsoft saw this major increase in the month in which Sony announced a $50 price drop on the PlayStation 4.
The Xbox found itself in a tight position ever since the PlayStation 4 was launched. Sony’s product grew so string over the years that even Microsoft recognized at one point that it is difficult to even think about a fair competition anymore. The PlayStation was ahead in both distance and numbers and it seemed like there was no going back.
But there is, apparently. And judging by Sony’s response, they were not expecting this performance either. Sony stated that they are “truly humbled by the success of the PlayStation 4 and look forward to celebrating with our fans at PlayStation Experience in December”. The PlayStation 4is not the almighty anymore now, is it?
Things might still be able to heavily shift in the PS4’s favor, however, since Star Wars Battlefront is a few days away from launching and judging by that player base. That could pave a totally different way for the console world. Halo 5 boosted the Xbox a lot this month, but does it also have the power to withstand the Star Wars invasion? We will be looking into that next month.
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