In just a couple months people will be able to pick up what Microsoft is calling, “The World’s most powerful console”. They aren’t lying, it is the most powerful console and hopefully that counts for a lot. Many critics are assuming this console won’t set the world on fire, and won’t even sell as well as the PS4 Pro.
The Xbox One X went up for pre orders during Gamescom and it sold out in just a day. That’s really good news for Microsoft, but the console being sold out doesn’t mean much when consoles like the Wii U sold out when pre orders went live and ended up selling very poorly during it’s lifetime. This is a good start though, and plenty of Xbox fans will pick an X up since it is a giant improvement from the original Xbox One.
Along with Xbox fans, I do believe PS4 players are also going to hop back onto Xbox with the X. When this generation first begun, Many gamers left Xbox due to the poor decisions they made, and it seemed like they were moving away from a lot of the great things the Xbox 360 provided. Xbox wasn’t all about the games anymore, and it wasn’t the place where gamers wanted to be. I was very anti-xbox until Phil Spencer became the head of Xbox. Once Phil came around, xbox was starting to look like it’s old self.
Microsoft was pushing out updates to the console that fixed lots of problems. They were making changes and decisions that benefited gamers. Phil did a lot to maintain and win back old Xbox fans, he even got me to finally purchase an Xbox One.
Xbox has backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games and now even with original Xbox games, the most reliable online service, the easiest way to find people to play games with, and one of the best controllers I’ve ever used in my life. However, that wasn’t enough to win people back from the terrible mess up they had during the reveal of the Xbox One and the first year it was available to purchase. Once Xbox fixed most of what was wrong with it, the power of the console became the new tagline for many people. Those who switched from Xbox to Playstation stayed because they were already playing on a console that was more powerful.
The Xbox One S was a great improvement from the original Xbox and provided 4K streaming, HDR, and beautiful new form factor. This gave Xbox a much needed boost in sales.
Sony didn’t market the PS4 Pro very great, and The Xbox One X is much more powerful. With the X, you’ll be able to see dramatic differences in games even without a 4K TV.
With all of the great features Xbox has and with the Xbox One X coming out shortly, I do believe Xbox will start to see a major jump in sales. Many critics will be surprised how well the Xbox One X will sell.