Posted Fri Apr 18, 2014 at 09:12 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Software attachment strong for the new console.
In January, Microsoft announced that 3 million Xbox One consoles had been sold. Now that number moves up to 5 million consoles shipped to retailers. This sales pace is outpacing the Xbox 360 along a similar timeline by more than 60 percent. Equally as important, Microsoft pegs software attachment as 2.9 titles per consoles sold.
From Microsoft, "The new generation is off to a strong start, with global Xbox One sales outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, a true testament to your love of console gaming. Even more important to us is how much fun you are having on Xbox One. It’s amazing that Xbox One fans are spending an average of five hours per day on Xbox One and collectively have totaled more than one billion hours of time spent in games and apps on the console. We’re also thrilled to see your use and enjoyment of the latest features and apps we have released as part of our regular system updates. In particular, we broke new usage records with the number of unique Twitch broadcasters in the first week of availability."
Regardless of the sales volume of the Xbox One, there's no doubt that the strema of updates to the system are improving the system's value. Likewise, getting the ID@Xbox program off the ground should mean even more interesting titles for the new console.
Source: Xbox Wire
The latest news on all things 4K Ultra HD, blu-ray and Gear.