Microsoft for the last three years haven’t really spoke anything about their Xbox One console sales numbers. They were talking about the Xbox Live engagement numbers, everything related to Xbox Live (services, numbers of active players, numbers of subscriptions etc etc). Which to some degree is weird because they were very open about the console sales in during the Xbox 360 era but obviously Microsoft Xbox One wasn’t really selling as PS4 for the last three years.
Microsoft France has a program called Xbox House of fans. They released a very interesting information about the Xbox console sales. House of fans is controlled by Microsoft and established by Microsoft kind of program. It has nothing to do with some amateur people setting up a group of fans. Any information coming from them is sort of official.
Basically the whole thing is about the 15th anniversary of Xbox as a console. They went through the most successful console and the game sold. They start with original Xbox, the original Xbox sold roughly around 24.6 million consoles worldwide. The Halo 2 was the most successful on this platform. Then they went through Xbox 360 which was the most successful Xbox console ever. They sold roughly around 85.5 million console, the best selling game was Kinect Adventures which was 21.9 millions.
And then Xbox One 36.2 million console sold worldwide. These numbers aren’t impressive comparing PS4 sales numbers which is almost at 60 million worldwide. Also the best selling game on this console was Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 which is a third-party game.
And lastly Xbox One X which is just on the horizon, we’ll see how it plays out. However, it seems that Xbox One X won’t make any difference in the sales numbers because it’s aimed at hardcore gamers also the price is not really the lowest. It’s pretty pricey, $500 is not really the most consumer friendly price but it’s totally worth it because Xbox One X is very powerful console.