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As an owner of the original xbox one I feel I should defend it despite the wifi chip failing in mine.

Of the 30 million xbox one consoles sold the vast majority are this model I would of thought. There has been a decline in xbox one sales with the recent slimmer models maybe they have confused the product line up or the greater range of ps4 software has moved more potential buyers to that platform but whatever the reason I would say it has been a successful model which is not proven yet with the later models. Yes the later models are better actual models though but it is often the case maybe they weren't improved enough to continue momentum of the platform commercially. It always felt to me that Microsoft needed an economy value model yet if anything went the other way enhancing functionality with a more premium appearance. The fact they can now use external hard drives meant a smaller console with flash memory would have been possible at a much lower price.



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"The original Xbox One will go down as another example of how Microsoft grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory, going from the most popular console of the last generation to selling only half as much as the PlayStation 4".

I'm guessing this only refers to the United States.

Regardless, I don't really see the "defeat" in it. With the Premium console on the way (and the much better equipped Xbox One S doing its rounds), what need is there for the original model? It is, as strong as the definition allows, a trimming of fat.



                                                                                                                                            

VGPolyglot said:
Hiku said:

"going from the most popular console of the last generation"

Pretty sure Wii was the most popular console of last generation.

The whole article itself is wacky. Unless it's just referring to the US, where the 360 was the best-selling console I believe.

Maybe, but the sentence still doesn't make sense, because it goes on to say "...to selling only half as much as the PlayStation 4."
That statement is only true worldwide. In the US the difference is much smaller. Something like 20.89m vs 18.50m.

CGI-Quality said:

"The original Xbox One will go down as another example of how Microsoft grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory, going from the most popular console of the last generation to selling only half as much as the PlayStation 4".

I'm guessing this only refers to the United States.

Regardless, I don't really see the "defeat" in it. With the Premium console on the way (and the much better equipped Xbox One S doing its rounds), what need is there for the original model? It is, as strong as the definition allows, a trimming of fat.

Even if it only refers to US, the sentence doesn't make sense because it hasn't only sold half as much as the PS4 in the US.



Hiku said:
CGI-Quality said:

"The original Xbox One will go down as another example of how Microsoft grabbed defeat from the jaws of victory, going from the most popular console of the last generation to selling only half as much as the PlayStation 4".

I'm guessing this only refers to the United States.

Regardless, I don't really see the "defeat" in it. With the Premium console on the way (and the much better equipped Xbox One S doing its rounds), what need is there for the original model? It is, as strong as the definition allows, a trimming of fat.

Even if it only refers to US, the sentence doesn't make sense because it hasn't only sold half as much as the PS4 in the US.

Yeah, there's certainly a bunch of honey being thrown around and none of it is stickin'!

 

  • It hasn't sold just half of the PS4 in the US (that would be worldwide)
  • It wasn't the most popular console last gen in anywhere but the US

 

"With their victory in the last generation" - Again, it's like they're trying to make its situation sound worse than it is. The reason the Xbox One is losing as bad as it is hardly has to do with what "style" of console(s) they choose to keep on the market. Just a very amateur piece to read.



                                                                                                                                            

CGI-Quality said:
Hiku said:

Even if it only refers to US, the sentence doesn't make sense because it hasn't only sold half as much as the PS4 in the US.

Yeah, there's certainly a bunch of honey being thrown around and none of it is stickin'!

 

  • It hasn't sold just half of the PS4 in the US (that would be worldwide)
  • It wasn't the most popular console last gen in anywhere but the US

 

"With their victory in the last generation" - Again, it's like they're trying to make its situation sound worse than it is. The reason the Xbox One is losing as bad as it is hardly has to do with what "style" of console(s) they choose to keep on the market. Just a very amateur piece to read.

Didn't the Wii outsell the 360 in the US.



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Why does it say 360 was most popular console of last generation?



Darc Requiem said:
CGI-Quality said:

Yeah, there's certainly a bunch of honey being thrown around and none of it is stickin'!

 

  • It hasn't sold just half of the PS4 in the US (that would be worldwide)
  • It wasn't the most popular console last gen in anywhere but the US

 

"With their victory in the last generation" - Again, it's like they're trying to make its situation sound worse than it is. The reason the Xbox One is losing as bad as it is hardly has to do with what "style" of console(s) they choose to keep on the market. Just a very amateur piece to read.

Didn't the Wii outsell the 360 in the US.

I was under the impression that the 360 had taken it after some time.



                                                                                                                                            

VitroBahllee said:
Why does it say 360 was most popular console of last generation?

Either the writer is confused about the facts, or he deliberately mixed numbers from different regions.
360 was the most popular console in the US, and then Xbox One went on to sell half as much as PS4 worldwide.

Doesn't sound like an honest argument, because it should say "then it went on to sell 88% of what PS4 sold."
Doesn't sound as bad when you put it that way.



Darc Requiem said:

Didn't the Wii outsell the 360 in the US.

The 360 legged it out and overtook the Wii in the latter half of 2014 or even as late as 2015. Obviously, this means that the margin of victory was tiny in both raw numbers and percentage-wise as both consoles sold over 40m units in the USA alone.



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There's no need for the original model of the Xbox One to exist anymore, so this is hardly surprising news. Why get a weaker, bulkier version of the Xbox One brand-new when you can buy an Xbox One S or the upcoming Xbox One X?



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PS4: 122 mil (was 100 million) Xbox One: 55 mil (was 50 mil) Switch: 79 million

3DS: 77 mil (was 73 million)

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