Microsoft’s current gen console Xbox One was released back in 2013 and was competing head to head against Sony’s PlayStation 4. In terms of sales, the console usually stood at the second number in most regions of the world for many months, mainly due to weaker hardware as compared with the PlayStation 4.
However, seems that the trend is changing as the Xbox One tops United States sales chart for the month of August, the second month in a row according to the data provided by NPD. Same was the case for the month of July, one month after the announcement of Xbox One S from Microsoft during the E3 2016. Xbox Games Marketing Head, Aaron Greenberg also confirmed the news in his recent tweets and also thanked Xbox One gamers for showing their support.
Xbox One S, around 40 percent slimmer than the standard console was launched last month having 500GB, 1TB and 2TB storage capacity, and it is the only cheaper console with built-in UHD 4K Blu-ray, 4K video streaming and HDR for video and gaming support. Two days ago, Sony announced PlayStation 4 Pro, an upgraded version of the current gen console with improved hardware, such as CPU and GPU running at higher frequencies. However, as we reported earlier, the Sony’s high-end console lacks support for Blu-ray discs.
Xbox One will be getting its first HDR supported game, NBA 2K17 on September 20th. On the other hand, Microsoft is working on its high-end, 4K capable console, code-named as Project Scorpio which will be released during holidays 2017. Stay tuned for more updates!