Microsoft had aimed to 200 million consoles of the Xbox One. But reports suggest the company has managed to sell just 20 million units since its launch in 2013. Sony, on the other hand, has sold more than 150 million units of the PlayStation 2. Sony later launched the PlayStation 4, which competed against Microsoft s Xbox One. The PS4 was priced about $100 less than the competition Xbox One. Also Read - Forza Horizon 5 available for pre-orders: Price in India, editions and moreAlso Read - Everything Xbox and Bethesda showcased during E3 2021: Age of Empires IV, Xbox mini-fridge and more
Microsoft s latest console houses TV capabilities, and the company has also created the Xbox Entertainment Studios, a division aimed at creating TV and film content for the console, similar to Netflix, but the product focused more on media features rather than gaming, which failed to help push Xbox One sales. “The goal that the team had was to figure out how we could sell 200 million game consoles. We have never seen a console sell that many units. The biggest individual console, the PS2, did 120 million or something like that,” technology website TechTimes quoted Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, as saying.
Microsoft has also released Xbox One S, its smallest gaming machine that comes with a slightly redesigned controller, featuring textured grip, increased wireless range and Bluetooth support, that shows how much the company has changed since 2013. With Project Scorpio, the company’s virtual reality and 4K gaming console in the pipeline, we can learn that company is moving in the right direction, the report added. ALSO READ: Snapdeal Unbox Diwali Sale: The tech behind coping up with 10X traffic