Xbox One X to reach 17 million sales by 2021: Report
In four years’ time, Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles will have accumulated a total 63 million unit sales, according to a DFC report.
Some 17 million Xbox One X consoles will be bought over in the four years following its October 2017 launch, predicts analysis firm DFC Intelligence. Combined with total sales estimates for the existing Xbox One and its August 2016 replacement, that makes for a total 63 million sales by 2021, according to DFC’s June 2017 Xbox One X Overview & Forecasts research brief.
With the Xbox One S and the September 2016 slimline PlayStation 4 now both at $249, and the March 2017 Nintendo Switch having launched at $299, DFC’s report examines where the souped-up Xbox One X fits into the picture. At $499, it is “an expensive system designed to appeal to a fairly narrow demographic of gamers who want high-quality graphics but do not want to spend money on a high-end PC.”
That makes for “a fairly small addressable market,” the report predicts. “Both the Nintendo Switch or Sony PlayStation 4 offer a very strong value proposition that consumers seem to be flocking towards.”
That chimes with earlier statements from Microsoft’s own Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, who, …read more