First Week of Xbox One X Sales Beat PlayStation 4 Pro in the UK

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Mehedi Hassan in Games, Xbox One with 4 Comments

Xbox One X has been making headlines ever since its first introduction back at E3 2016. The console was available for pre-orders recently, and Microsoft even said that the demand for its most powerful console ever was overwhelming. Now that the Xbox One X has officially launched last week, some actual sales data for the console are starting to come out.

According to GamesIndustry, Microsoft sold 80,000 units of Xbox One X in the United Kingdom during the first week of sales. That’s more than the PlayStation 4 Pro, which is arguably Microsoft’s biggest rival and sold only 50,000 units in the first week. Microsoft wasn’t able to beat sales numbers of the Nintendo Switch, which sold around the same number of units as the Xbox One X in the first week of sales.

Aaron Greenberg, the head of games marketing at Xbox, says the Xbox One X brought in similar numbers across Europe as well:

The high demand for the Xbox One X was obviously fulled by the early hype around the console. Even though Microsoft has done an impressive job with the Xbox One X hardware, lots of gamers are still waiting on the company to deliver increased numbers of exclusive 4K games for the console. Microsoft says the company is working those, but that will take a while to arrive.

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4 responses to “First Week of Xbox One X Sales Beat PlayStation 4 Pro in the UK”

  1. Darekmeridian

    WhooHoo some good news finally in this particular area! ??

  2. Michael

    I am glad but if they can not beat PlayStation the week of the Xbox launch it would be tragic.

  3. Bats

    This shouldn't be surprising at all.

    The PS4 Pro was a follow up to an already successful PS4. The chances of PS4 users spending money to upgrade to the Pro version is far less, than an Xbox One player upgrading from the least popular platform to the Xbox One X.

    In other words, for the PS4 user, upgrading to the PS4 Pro is like spending the money to take one step forward. For an Xbox One user, the poor soul who listened to Paul and Leo and bought the console, spending $500 to upgrade to the Xbox One X is like taking 3 steps forward. If you think about it....yeah......that would be a real upgrade to the original Xbox One.

    • Michael Neumann

      In reply to Bats: I'm sorry, but this makes absolutely no sense. If you take the entire upgrade to 4k out of the equation then one could make this argument, but 4k is in the equation. In fact, its the main upgrade for both the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X. The difference between the regular consoles and the new consoles is 4K GAMING!! So again, what your saying makes no sense at all. Anyone with a PS4 who owns a 4k UHDTV would want to upgrade to the PS4 Pro. Sony should have also included a 4k Blu Ray player and the fact tht they didnt not only makes no sense, its also a huge mistake on Sony's part. As is, the PS4 Pro is not really a true 4k console since home theatre options are now a key component to game consoles. Its a 4k console with just a regular Blu Ray player. The Xbox One X on the other hand has both 4k gaming and a 4k Blu Ray player. So not only is it 40% more powerful (Even more so with some games according to Digital Foundry), it also destroys the PS4 Pro on the home theatre side since the PS4 Pro doesnt have a 4k Blu Ray player.
      Honestly, not including a 4k Blu Ray player is one of the most mind boggling hardware decisons we have ever seen in the console market, especially since having a regular Blu Ray player in the PS3 played such a large role in getting the PS3 off the ground. There is no doubt that the PS4/PS4 Pro will ultimately win this generation in regards to total hardware sales, but that being said Xbox One X just took one giant leap over the PS4 Pro in regards to overall quality and power of the hardware, both for gaming and home theatre options. And if Sony answers with another console release too soon, its only going to piss off those PS4 owners that did buy the PS4 Pro as your then asking those gamers to buy 3 consoles in a relatively short period of time. Its pretty clear that MS and Xbox One X are going to dominate in regards to performance over the next couple of years, which is likely when we will see the PS5 rear its head.