Following a strong offering at E3 2016, Microsoft has enjoyed steadily increasing momentum thanks to the Xbox One S and a stream of high-quality exclusives, including Forza Horizon 3, ReCore and Gears of War 4. Anticipation for the holiday line-up, combined with the refreshing design of the Xbox One S seem to be steering the Xbox division in the right direction.
The real test for Xbox One will arrive next month, as it goes head-to-head with the PS4 Pro and those who may have been holding off to go all-in with PSVR.
Microsoft issued the following statement to Venture Beat, throwing in the additional note that Xbox was the only console to see year-on-year growth in the UK and Australia for the month of September.
After a tumultuous launch, the Xbox division has made a huge comeback from a difficult position. It does remain to be seen how the console will stack up against Sony's improved PS4 Pro in the NPD's figures. However, with Scorpio on the horizon, I expect Microsoft hopes that many console players who game with raw power in mind may hold off for the next Xbox.
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