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Xbox One X Having "Very Strong Start;" New Units Sell "As Soon as they Hit the Shelves" at GameStop

GameStop talked aboyut the performance of the Xbox One X after its launch, and the outlook for the console during the Holiday season.

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FallenAngel1984359d ago

I don’t see Xbox One X selling better this year than Xbox One S sold last year

darthv72359d ago

Well, many held off getting an S because of the announcement of the X. It will prob do well for itself.

kevnb359d ago

I doubt that’s a huge amount of gamers, it’s a nice niche console that will have a high attach rate.

ULTp0ltergeist359d ago

^Yes, huge improvement. The only downside is no game taking advantage of the power yet but done great so far with enhancements.

S2Killinit359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

Well so far its not hitting the number one spot on Amazon’s best sellers list. Its at number 15 with PS4 at number 1 spot and Nintemdo Switch at number 3 and 6. I find that Amazon’s bestsellers list is usually a big indication of sales or demand. Things can change though.

itsmebryan359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

@ULT

I don't understand. How can X1X not have any games that take advantage of the power when the enhanced games take advantage of the power?

@S2K
What is the PS4 pro ranked at?

Kribwalker359d ago

@s2kill
it was at number one on the amazon list at launch as well, for the year it’s sold more then the PS4PRO has for the entire year (its at 52 since launch vs the Pro at 82 for the entire year)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/b...

it’s selling quite well so far

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S2Killinit359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

@krib
Yeah but the Pro has been out for how long now? This is its second year no? The xboxx is doing fine but it didnt stay at number one for very long. Also i think Pro stayed at number one for a few months at least.

Kribwalker359d ago

@S2kill
the pro released a year ago like a week ago.
That list i posted is the amazon best sellers for the entire year. So
PS4 Pro total sales for all of 2017 < Xbox OneX sales from preorders in august until now

4Sh0w359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

S2Killinit,
"Yeah but the Pro has been out for how long now?"

- That only highlights how BAD ps4pro sales are= Kribwalker posted Amazons best sellers list for the entire year of 2017 (so far). Sure like any console X's biggest sales are gonna come at launch but even so you would think ps4pro would be comfortably ahead of the X with 10-11 months heard start vs about 2 weeks of X sales. I mean ps4 has been out since 2013, yet it's 2017 sales STILL look to be waaay ahead X based on this list= moral of the story ps4pro has not been a convincing upgrade for the money= sales a very low if X outsold it so quickly so your comment makes no sense, ESPECIALLY since you are the one who brought up Amazon sales.

ULTp0ltergeist359d ago

@itsmebryan

Well, obviously because it's an enhancement not full implementation of a hardware. If anything only 1st party games have taken advantage of it.

GamingIVfun359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

I live in a very big military town, Norfolk, Virginia, Gaming consoles sell really well here. It's pretty easy to find an Xbox One X as of now. Thing is I pre ordered mine from Best Buy (In Virginia Beach a very large resort city) and the store I pre ordered from did not receive enough consoles to fulfill pre orders and I stood in line at midnight to get it, it was a line of about six people, two of us did not get our consoles. I was specifically told the reason that Best Buy could not fulfill my order was because Microsoft did not ship as many as promised to Best Buy. While Target and Amazon had both the Scorpio edition and the regular edition for sale for release day shipment, I was even told by other people that Gamestop had extra consoles to sell on release day, also the Scorpio edition that Target and Amazon was still selling even a few days after release was supposed to be sold out world wide everywhere according to Microsoft (Major Nelson very specifically said so at the release party). Obviously that wasn't true.

Best buy was kind enough to give me $50.00 gift card for the inconvenience.

ILostMyMind359d ago

I heard this last year about XBO-XBS.

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Abriael359d ago

And it would be surprising if it did, considering that it costs almost twice as much. Doesn't mean it won't do well.

-Foxtrot359d ago

Well the S got off to a great start aswell but with any new console...it's the "in the moment" thing, especially near Christmas

Whether it stays steady of flatlines...that's anyones guess. We'll know in January I guess but for now all we can do is speculate.

Automatic79359d ago

@Foxtrot

I dont see flatline anytime soon with PUBG, Hello Neighbor, Robotron X, Black Desert Online, State of Decay 2, Sea of Thieves, The Artful Escape, Deep Rock Galactic, Ashen launching in the first few months. Not to mention games like Monster Hunter, Dragon Ball Z, Code Vein, Red Dead Redemption and Valkyrie Chronicles 4. It's going to be a busy few months.

conanlifts359d ago

@automatic. Sea of thieves will likely launch later in 2018. SOD2 and crackdown are spring 2018 and Ashen just says 2018. Not sure about the others though.

XStation4pio_Pro359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

anecdotally speaking, most of the gamers in my social circle held off buying S's because they knew the X was launching. Some of them even pushed off PS4 Pro purchases to wait for the X (some did not). Even a bit of my hardcore ps4 friends ended up buying X's as well. Personally speaking, I have a pretty high end 4k HDR tv, and those that have seen my One X on it walk away very impressed. Myself included. Hands down the cleanest visuals and performance on console.

FallenAngel1984359d ago

Xbox One S was a more mass market appealing device than Xbox One X.

The majority of the average buying audience would be more promoted to buy the former than the latter device.

darthv72359d ago

And who's to say they wont? The X may spark interest in the S as a result. Those who want an X will get an X while those who want to go cheaper will get an S.

FallenAngel1984359d ago

If people want an Xbox One S they’d do so. There’s no reason the X would somehow prompt more people to buy the S now.

Krysis359d ago

@darth seeing a high end BMW on the lot doesn't make me want to buy the Ford Focus next to it.

darthv72359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

I get what you are saying krysis but if you are in the buying mood for a bmw then you have different models to choose from on that lot... just like someone looking for xbox.

Your ford analogy doesnt make sense. Unless the ford is the switch that is sold instead of an xbox???

FallenAngel1984359d ago

@ darth

But if someone wanted to get an Xbox One S, why wouldn’t they have done so beforehand? Why would the presence of the premium option suddenly compel someone who was on the fence prior to get the base system?

darthv72359d ago

@angel, because now there would be actual choice. Just like a person choosing between either a std ps4 and a pro. They can see the pros and cons of each and decide if the cost difference is justified.

Now that X is on the shelf, people can weigh it properly against the cheaper S. Up until now it was ONLY the S that was available. MS did away with the og model when the S released but you could still find them if you really wanted. But pretty much every major retailer had one xbo to pick from and it was the S. Now that changes with the X.

Like i said, if you got your mind set on getting a certain brand of car, now you have to decide on which model. Seeing an X on the shelf and on display can help to sell the S because it now gives that person tangible reason to choose one or the other especially if they are set up for them to try for themselves (aka test drive).

FallenAngel1984358d ago

Having a choice doesn’t make the Xbox One S that much more appealing a purchase. Customers would’ve already known what it offered beforehand. Having a premium option wouldn’t change that.

PS4 Pro doesn’t make the base PS4 more attractive. New 3DS doesn’t make the base 3DS more attractive. Same principle applies to Xbox One X and its base model

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lxeasy359d ago

I held off on getting an S to get the X

4Sh0w359d ago

I did exactly the same thing, always thought Xbox sales in general were hurt by the announcement of X because I knew personally a small group of people who were holding off because they wanted an X instead.

darthv72359d ago

I got a day one edition xbo for cheap when the x was announced. Got it boxed for $160 and im good with it until I decide to get an X.

Smokingunz359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

I do, and it's already selling. judging by your comment I can tell you're a Sony fan

timotim359d ago

Lol...thats your opening line??? Why not just congratulate Microsoft on a job well done in creating a box that the premium media/game enthusiast wants?

KillBill359d ago

Are you talking in a specific time period? Because XB1S started selling in August of last year. So 5 months versus 2 months is a big difference in available market purchases.

FallenAngel1984359d ago

@ Ix

Good for you. That doesn’t mean the majority of consumers have been waiting a year to get the more expensive premium option. Not everyone is a hardcore gamer like that. Many will opt to a cheaper deal that’s less than half the cost during the holiday season.

@ Smokin

Then you got issues if you assume that cuz not everyone who isn’t invested in getting a premium iterative console is automatically a fan of some brand. I don’t even like the idea of PS4 Pro.

@ tim

Cuz this article is about the system selling well. If talking about the topic of the article bothers you why even reply?

@ Kill

I mean during the last two months of 2016 the Xbox One S would’ve sold more than whatever Xbox One X sells for the remainder of 2017.

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ZehnDrachen359d ago

It definitely won’t sell better than PS4. The PS4 1TB that’s $199 moved up to 71 from not even even being in the top 100 a few days ago on amazon.

darthv72359d ago

Very true. A $200 PS4 would be tough to pass up, unless the person already has one. At that price... it's tempting to get another.

horndog359d ago

I would pass up a ps4 even if it was $99. What if I want the best console and most capable console? I rather spend my money with what I’ll be contempt with then buying a console I don’t really want because it’s cheaper .

ZehnDrachen359d ago

@horndog

Do you mind telling me what console you had previously to the Xbox One X?

Phill-Spencer359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

10Drachen

Ofcourse he has or until a few days ago had the ps4 pro, the best and most capable console until then, or else horndogs comment wouldn't make any sense and would expose himself as a mere fanboy spitting bs now that xbox finally has the upper hand in atleast one area. And ofcourse he never even had an xbox 1 because he would deal with the weakest of the bunch.

I'm sure this isn't the case with him (and all the others whose top priority is to posses x1x as it is the most powerful console) though.

ZehnDrachen359d ago

@U_R

I feel horndog is genuine... but to say one would pass on a $99 PS4 is quite childish. I would definitely buy an Xbox One S if one was $99. That’s an amazing deal

Phill-Spencer359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

Edit

What the heck? i'm now very dissapointed. One random click in his comment history showed that he infact had an x1. And he also stated things like "You go Phil. The best console to play the best games are on x1 is dead on" as if games somehow were more important then hardware specs. I'm confused.

And holy moly:

"I like the 900p. I will never be able to tell the difference. Wasn't ryse 900p and graphically kicks the living snot out of any ps4 game at 1080p. It even went on to win graphics of the year. Bring on my 900p sunny."

That's even more irritating

dcbronco359d ago

Zehn X was out of stock a few days. Before it was the additional Scorpio versions they got and the standard X had been in the top ten since launch. Consistently ahead of PS4. I wouldn't use a major sale as my comparison. X is getting zero promotional pricing. The fact Sony even dropped $100 tells you something. Nobody drops 33% unless you are trying to undercut the competition. When the competition was already 40% higher in price that drop is extremely telling. It doesn't mean X will outsell PS4, it does mean Sony has taken notice of it.

Outside_ofthe_Box359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

@U_R_Weirdos

Oh my... 😩 😂 🤣 😁

81BX359d ago

Agreed, and with the S being $189. Excellent deal for gamers

TankCrossing359d ago

Ha ha man, at times like this I really feel I need the old Quake 3 announcer to announce the "Humiliation" in a way that really captures the magnitude of the event.

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Cmv38359d ago

I Just bought another ps4 lol. Those are going to sell well this holiday season

bluefox755359d ago

When you consider you can get a PS4 and a Switch for the price of an X, it's a tough sell for the X.

Julion0715359d ago

It wasn’t for me that thang sitting right under my 4k tv no hdr I know how sad 🤦🏽‍♂️ Lol

darthv72359d ago

Its not a tough sell to those who have those already.

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Ulf359d ago

That's funny, because I would take the best console gaming experience rather than the 3rd best (after the PS4 Pro) plus a handheld any day.

You don't think a lot of people agree? Some folks despise handhelds -- I know a lot of them personally, and if you've got a X, you only need a Switch for some Mario & Zelda (which is important, don't get me wrong).

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Ulf359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

I will outsell the PS4 Pro, though, even with a years' head start. No one wants to spend extra for 2nd best.

IRetrouk359d ago

Didnt you do that when you bought the first xbox one??

CBaoth359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

regardless, it's still the best way to play Sony's exclusives. 1X isn't even the best place to play MS's exclusives, let alone 3rd party multi-plats. Your logic is already flawed.

Ulf358d ago (Edited 358d ago )

@IRetrouk,

I have both a X1 and a PS4, and never intended to just have one. I only chose to buy a X1X, as an upgrade, because it was always going to be superior, seeing as they announced it before the PS4 Pro, even. The Pro just doesn't offer me anything of real value -- some extra rez in a couple games, is all. The X1X will offer me better everything, on pretty much all games going forward, outside of a couple Sony exclusives -- many of which won't even offer special Ps4 Pro support, because Japan doesn't care about huge TVs/4K. The vast majority of Sony exclusive titles won't even benefit.

Sony didn't push the Pro because they knew it wasn't worth it, plain and simple. They'd rather ride the PS4 out, and make a PS5. Making the PS5 any time soon, at a cost less than the X1X, though... that'll be hard.

zerocarnage359d ago

Sure if you want gaming at its cheapest and want to play different games but saying that sure there were news that the Xbox one s was selling slightly cheaper than PlayStation pro now.

Either way not everyone is in the same ball park there's going to be alot of people wanting Xbox one x because of its power and because they just don't care about exclusives like many on this site are claiming, instead they're just happy to buy best that's on the market and get the best experience at the time.

headshotfrosty359d ago

Maybe just maybe it's possible to still sell well while still not outselling PS4? I mean is it really that important to keep stating? Sales vs Sales doesn't personally affect ones experience with the game... PS4 has this gen on lock, we get it...Doesn't mean MS should hang it up and go home with the ball.

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KionicWarlord222359d ago

After the beast was unleashed even the most prideful souls could not turn down there burning lust.

Cyborgg359d ago (Edited 359d ago )

Okay 😁

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Tazzy359d ago

I just had to leave the proof here that proves that Switch won top gadget of 2017 and Xbox One X is #8 it even shows the SNES mini beating the Xbox One X. http://time.com/5029999/top...

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knickstr359d ago

That's funny, I've seen them sit at Target for over a week.

voodoopickle359d ago

I was going to say the same thing. Out here in Denver they are everywhere.

Ulf358d ago (Edited 358d ago )

Wow, there are another 22+ people in Denver who read this article on N4G, went to stores to check inventory, and found your post to agree with you!

/s

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bluefox755359d ago

Same, well not Target, but other stores, including Gamestop. Maybe it's just my area, and they're selling everywhere else?

TheVetOfGaming359d ago

Same here in central Utah. There are quite a few still in stores.