Xbox One X Outpaces PS4 Pro Launch Sales in the UK

Xbox One X gets off to strong sales start

Xbox One X gets off to strong sales start

According to a new report from Gamesindustry.biz based on data from local retailers, Microsoft sold 80,000 units of its new console in the United Kingdom in its first week, matching what Nintendo achieved with its Switch back in March.

The figure has been published by GamesIndustry.biz, which compares the number to the first week sales of Sony's 4K-capable PlayStation 4 Pro, which launched in November 2016 and sold 50,000 units during its first week. This is about as much as many units as Nintendo Switch did in its first week back in March.

After launching earlier this month, the Xbox One X has been quite popular with many retailers selling out at a near-constant clip. No sales figures are available for other regions at this time, but if the Xbox One X proves as popular with the USA market as it has in the United Kingdom, then the Xbox One family could well receive another burst of life in its middle-age.

Microsoft's solid sales start will have been encouraged by a busy release schedule which has seen the likes of Call of Duty: WW2, Assassin's Creed Origins, Fifa 18 and Forza Motorsport 7 released in recent weeks.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is available now for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. "The end return is a more visually complete 4K package on Xbox One X and a better match for an ultra HD display", Digital Foundry writes. By comparison, the original PS4 sold 250,000 over its launch weekend when it was first released, and the original Xbox One managed 150,000 in the same period.

In many ways, Xbox One X is the culmination of years of trying to fix the Xbox brand.

Like the PS4 Pro version, the Xbox One X also suffers from performance drops in demanding scenes.

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