This year 2017 will be remembered by many as the year in which Microsoft has made more mistakes. The cancellation of Scalebound, the first AAA drought during the first 6 months of the year … Luckily good things have arrived, such as Xbox Game Pass or the announcement of many games during E3.
However, the general perception remains negative. The balance of errors seems to have weighed and not even the price declines of Xbox One S have slowed down the inevitable. And is that the gap of sales between PS4 and Xbox is approaching a million difference in the USA in just over half a year, more than 890,000 consoles to be more accurate according to the NPD Group. In fact in July, Xbox is the fourth console below the Nintendo Switch.
Sales 2017 Playstation 4 in USA
- January: 210,665
- February: 398,407
- March: 396,726
- April: 206,247
- May: 187,182
- June: 381,196
- July: 217,000
Sales 2017 Xbox One in USA
- January: 157,545
- February: 215,418
- March: 243,514
- April: 109,950
- May: 109,130
- June: 153,389
- July: Between 110,000 and 120,000
Trend in differential
The explanation for this has several triggers like the ones we have expressed above. Redmond’s biggest blockbuster cancellation for this year, the absence of first party during the first 6 months of the year and a marketing-oriented new console.
The differential line gives us a fairly clear reading since the higher peaks in which the difference is greater, coincides with the milestones of launching games like Horizon Zero Dawn or other third party that only have seen the light in the console of Sony like Crash Bandicoot N’Sane Trilogy or Persona 5 among others.
Also, following the announcement of Xbox One X, many people are already waiting for the new console . The launch of X is the all or nothing of Microsoft for the remainder of 2017 and we hope that goes well the play.
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