October marks the 4th straight month that Xbox One sales have topped PlayStation 4. This is in the wake of Microsoft releasing their updated console, Xbox One S, as well as exclusives Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3.
Xbox marketing boss, Mike Nichols had this to say about the recent success of the new Xbox One S:
With over 100 award-winning exclusive games, the fastest and most reliable gaming network with Xbox Live, built-in UHD 4K Blu-ray and 4K video streaming support and HDR for gaming and video, Xbox One S is the ultimate games and 4K entertainment system. New game launches like Gears of War 4 and Battlefield 1, and continued engagement with an exceptionally strong catalog of games on Xbox One, helped increase the number of Xbox Live multiplayer gamers by 52 percent compared to last year. Gears of War 4 was also the No. 1 platform-exclusive title for October in the U.S. and U.K., according to NPD Group and GfK Entertainment, while Forza Horizon 3 became the year’s best-selling and highest-rated racing game, further strengthening Forza as the most successful racing franchise on any platform this generation. We are grateful to our community for their continued support and look forward to a great holiday season.
Sales are predicted to continue to be strong with Black Friday coming up right around the corner, however with the PlayStation Pro and Sony’s own Black Friday deals, this holiday season might be a bit of a race. Historically, Sony has the edge when it comes to the console war but we will see if Microsoft can catch up. Keep it here for more gaming news this holiday season.