VGChartz is tracking X1 at 7.4 million right now for 2017, will probably be around 8.5 - 9 million in the end.
So X1 got crushed by PS4 and Switch... but that's okay! Still a viable platform and it shows this console can still sell even with a modest year of exclusives. I'd argue games like Forza 7, Cuphead, and Halo Wars 2 is better than the credit given but I'm not gonna argue! This is a platform that also relies on strong 3rd party support and that allows it thrive.
The X1X helped change a perception by now making Xbox the place for generally superior ports. The disparity might not be massive, but its something to boast about and better than the perception before.
X1 BC is kinda downplayed but its a really awesome feature that I'm seeing discussed and used a lot. Even at retailers its not uncommon to see 360 games promoting X1 BC. Not sure if this is stimulating sales but it doesn't hurt. It has also been an easy way to add 4K content to the X1X.
Thanks to delays it looks like X1 gets a solid list of games to boast about like Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Crackdown 3. Ashen, Ori sequel, Last Night, etc. Safe to assume there will be a few things for holidays not announced yet. So in comparison it should be a good year of content.
I said it before and I'll say it again, if the X1 just maintains sales in the ballpark of 8 million then it will be viable. it happened in 2017 and I assume 2018 will be the same.
So PS4 will continue to crush, 2018 might be Sony's biggest year of exclusives. At best MS can get some PS4 owners to buy a X1 as well for exclusives, old and new. X1 was $189 in 2017, maybe they will go crazy and hit $149 in 2018.
Switch is no real threat in my opinion. Its never going to be the place where the core gamers are as it lacks many AAA experiences found on X1 and PS4.
So here's hoping X1 has strong 2018.
On a side note, I just noticed X1 flew past Genesis and N64 this year in total sales. If sales are steady it will take 2 years to pass SNES and 3 years to pass NES.Last edited by Mr Puggsly - on 06 January 2018
Crackdown 3 for X1S/X1X (4/5) - Infinity Blade III - for iPad 4 (3/5) - Infinity Blade II - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Infinity Blade - for iPad 4 (4/5) - Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Origins for X1 (3/5) - Uncharted: Lost Legacy for PS4 (4/5) - EA UFC 3 for X1 (4/5) - Doom for X1 (4/5) - Titanfall 2 for X1 (4/5) - Super Mario 3D World for Wii U (4/5) - South Park: The Stick of Truth for X1 BC (4/5) - Call of Duty: WWII for X1 (4/5) -Wolfenstein II for X1 - (4/5) - Dead or Alive: Dimensions for 3DS (4/5) - Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite for X1 (3/5) - Halo Wars 2 for X1/PC (4/5) - Halo Wars: DE for X1 (4/5) - Tekken 7 for X1 (4/5) - Injustice 2 for X1 (4/5) - Yakuza 5 for PS3 (3/5) - Battlefield 1 (Campaign) for X1 (3/5) - Assassin's Creed: Syndicate for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for X1 (4/5) - Call of Duty: MW Remastered for X1 (4/5) - Donkey Kong Country Returns for 3DS (4/5) - Forza Horizon 3 for X1 (5/5)