Since the Xbox One’s launch, Microsoft haven’t divulged any official sales numbers for the Xbox One except for a few rare occasions. Microsoft last revealed that they sold 10 Million units back in October 2014, when the Xbox One dominated the US holiday sales season.
Looking at officially declared numbers from Microsoft on how many units they shipped during each quarter we can see how many units they shipped since the Xbox One’s launch. It is also a good thing to note that last generation consoles have consistently fallen in popularity, with Sony shutting down their PS3 production in certain markets. With the latest generation of consoles already hitting $299 at local retailers, this holiday may be the death knell for the previous generation.
Official Sales by the Xbox Division:
- Q2 2014 Microsoft announced 7.4 Million Xbox Units Shipped (Xbox One Launched)
- Q3 2014 Microsoft announced 2.0 Million Xbox Units Shipped
- Q4 2014 Microsoft announced 1.1 Million Xbox Units Shipped
- Q1 2015 Microsoft announced 2.4 Million Xbox Units Shipped
- Q2 2015 Microsoft announced 6.6 Million Xbox Units Shipped
- Q3 2015 Microsoft announced 1.6 Million Xbox Units Shipped
- Q4 2015 Microsoft announced 1.4 Million Xbox Units Shipped
- Q1 2016 Microsoft only announced that Xbox Gaming Related revenue was up 6% from Q1 2015
That brings the total to 24.5 Million units shipped if you assume that they shipped 2.0 Million units in the last quarter with a drop of 400 thousand units from the previous year due to falling Xbox 360 sales and 22.5 Million if they shipped no consoles during that quarter. One can clearly see the effect the waning sales of the Xbox 360 is having on overall sales numbers for Microsoft. The total Xbox 360 share of the pie is quite small at this point.
The total share of the Xbox One is anyone’s guess at this point with Microsoft not sharing this information at this point except that the Xbox One continued to outperform the Xbox 360 by 50% during the same period in their respective lifecycles but it’s good to see the Xbox division still move units regardless of what popular belief dictates or if you believe there is a warehouse built from Xbox consoles to hide Xbox consoles.
With Halo 5: Guardians dominating the gaming landscape this holiday and Fallout 4 coming next month, it will be interesting to see if Microsoft can manage to dominate this console market again this holiday like they did in 2014.