Xbox One X roars past PlayStation 4 Pro on Amazon's 2017 Best Sellers list in just a few days
The Xbox One X, described by Microsoft as a "monster" console, is already doing extremely well.
My own retail sources told me that Xbox One X stock (opens in new tab) was largely projected to last a week, but in many cases, the 4K console is already sold out at various retailers around the world. Of course, that could simply indicate that stock was limited, but the early signs bode well for Microsoft.
Here's another pretty great early sign: In a matter of days, the Xbox One X has already overtaken its closest competition, the PlayStation 4 (PS4) Pro, on the Amazon U.S. 2017 Best Sellers list.
First noticed by Niko Partners Analyst Daniel Ahmad, the Xbox One X is already on-pace to beat the PS4 Pro on Amazon for 2017 (opens in new tab), despite the PS4 Pro being on sale for the entirety of the year, vs. the few days since the Xbox One X pre-orders got announced.
Xbox One X pre orders seem to be doing well on Amazon. Already ahead of PS4 Pro on Amazon US for 2017 YTD. pic.twitter.com/qarehlgvNSXbox One X pre orders seem to be doing well on Amazon. Already ahead of PS4 Pro on Amazon US for 2017 YTD. pic.twitter.com/qarehlgvNS— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) 23 August 201723 August 2017
Sales success on Amazon US is a pretty good indicator that other retailers are seeing similar figures, and while this still doesn't give us any indication on actual sales figures, it does show that the Xbox One X is off to a roaring start. Reportedly, roughly 20% of current PlayStation 4 sales are of the suped-up "Pro" edition, which powers resolutions above HD, occasionally reaching 4K. The Xbox One X offers 50% more power to help developers hit 4K resolutions more often, while throwing in other graphics enhancements such as improved draw distances, textures, and much more.
PlayStation 4 continues to be a sales success story for Sony, so if the Xbox One X has managed to outpace the total 2017 Amazon US sales of PS4 Pro in mere days, that can only be interpreted as good news for Microsoft.
Did you pick up an Xbox One X? Hit the comments and let us know why.
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Foundry upon inspection found no improvement over the regular PS4 versions...I find this disaapointing. I will mention; however, that since the Xbox One X's hardware finally came up this summer there has been a stronger push for enhanced PS4 Pro versions...this is great news for Sony owners. There is the big claim that Xbox One has no games, yet there are going to be over 100 games new and old that will receive visual upgrades for Xbox One X owners...something that Sony should have done one year ago. I will retain my PS4 Pro, for it's not worth getting rid of it now, but have preordered a new Xbox One X and can't wait to try it 4K come November 7th...cheers.
My post was a direct reply to JEZ CORDEN and all those MS/XB fans using these amazon stats to make ridiculous comparison. I don't know if they are doing to promote the new console and trying to create a false hype and excitment... In case you didn't notice I said "if you want to compare silly things" then I made my "comparison" meaning I did exactly what Jez did. Make silly comparison with no context and making bs conclusion. Ofc I know XB1 isn't there because of the different SKU. I know that. But Jez and MS/XB fans also knows that PS4 pro was released last year and they are still comparing sales with a single limited scorpio edition. The SKU argument could also be applied to this article because PS4 pro also has different SKU.
XBO-X=High Settings and Custom Rigs (PCs)=Very high or Ultra settings... But everybody is running the same game. Microsoft has been moving away from the console concept for a while and has been taking a very "there is no spoon" approach to console gaming... You think of Xbox as a product, but in fact it's merely just a quality standard for gaming on Microsoft products. What makes that difficult to understand is the fact that Microsoft has a physical product called Xbox. However, computer manufacturers like Dell that are licensed to pre install Windows on all of their devices also have what are essentially considered Xbox certified rigs. What that means is that the computer meets base hardware standards to play the game offerings found on the Xbox store. Obviously, every PC "master racer" out there has an Xbox certified rig that is capable of running games at the aforementioned very high/ultra settings. I say all of this to suggest that perhaps console sales for Microsoft are moot. All they care about are people playing games on Windows, and at the performance level that is most preferable to them and their budgets. No, it doesn't mean they have a blank check, but as time progresses, you will see that there is essentially no console race, and really hasn't been for a while.... After all Microsoft has shown that they have stopped believing in the classical, closed product loop concept of a gaming console, which is most certainly a set of rules that Sony still abides by. I think the solution is just play what you want, own what you want, and screw everything else. Sales charts or not.
Quite an interesting post. The only problem is I was replying to the topic which was talking about sales. The whole article is based on sales. If MS's main strategy is to get more and more people using their ecosystem then is the current Scorpio sales (that's what this topic is about) helping that? I would say not really because it is probably XB/MS fans buying this console. The same who already own and game on XB1. Unlike people who are fans of companies. I don't really care if one company makes more than another. I've said it many times I own a Win 10 PC, I have a XB 360. I'll get AOE definitive edition day one. My priority isn't companies but games. I want companies to invest into making new games. In terms of exclusives. You got to look at how MS dried up the investment into making games for their platform. I think we can understand that MS is putting games on Win 10. I really don't mind it personally since I don't need to buy a XB1. People and MS/XB fans tend to call their games XB1 exclusives. But they are not. They are console exclusive. Meaning I don't need to ever buy a XB1 to play it. Yes, MS gets my money for that one game but as a consumer it doesn't bother me who gets the money. But even counting these console exclusives. They have dried up.
If you look at last two E3s/Gamecoms, this is what was announced to us when it comes to console exclusives:
Forza Horizon 3 (yearly Forza game)
State of Decay 2 (indie game that could well end up on steam) Gamescom 2016
Nothing E3 3017
Forza 7 (yearly Forza game)
Next Ori (indie game that could well end up on steam)
Super lucky's tale (indie game that could well end up on steam) Gamescom 2017
Nothing The usual yearly "forza" game and a few indie games that could well end up on steam.
As a consumer that's my problem with MS. I understand all their ecosystem and strategy, but I really care more about games.
If you're happy about that line up and announcement then good for you. I'm not. For a company that has so much resource, I don't see how Sony can produce so many more games than them.
To me, MS is just investing on the same old franchise and on timed deals with indie studios. Investing money to delay a game on other platforms.
Also they are communicating and focussing on old games or ways to play old games. Sorry but that's not what I look for.
5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NSW)
7. Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)
16. Splatoon 2 (NSW)
24. Super Mario Odyssey (NSW)
26. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 ReMIX (PS4)
31. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (PS4)
37. ARMS (NSW)
41. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
42. NieR: Automata (PS4)
44. Persona 5 (PS4)
45. MLB The Show 17 (PS4)
76. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PS4)
77. Uncharted: A Thief's End (PS4)
83. Nioh (PS4)
91. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4)
94. The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
95. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (NSW)
97. Super Bomberman R (NSW)