US represents over 50% of XBO sales so globally it did less than 200k in January. That meane PS4 and Switch did more in the US than XBO did globally.
I suppose we shouldn't really be surprised. I mean, I hope this doesn't come off as trolling, but there's not really that much reason to buy an Xbox One at this point to be honest. You can play almost every game it has on PS4 and/or PC. It's just kind of an awkward, pointless third wheel in the current console space.
If Halo, Gears, unbundling Kinect, price cuts, a slim, and the X haven't reversed its fortunes, its really a lost cause.
I mean, no disrespect to those who own one and enjoy it, but its easy to see why its sales are weak.
I agree, I have nothing against the Xbox brand but it does seem redundant. Like you said, all of its games can be played elsewhere and they don't have the 1st party offerings of Nintendo/Sony and it doesn't really have any unique hardware features. It's basically just a system for Halo, Gears & Forza fans.
I think at this point it's most important aspect is that they keep Sony in check. 360 stealing away half of PS2's audience caused Sony to not repeat those same early mistakes of the PS3 days and vice versa, PS4 stealing back a significant amount of that audience has caused Microsoft to not make the same mistakes they did with XBO early on.
They also keep going back and forth making their online services better and better. Xbox Live/PS Network, PS Plus/Games with Gold, Remote Play/Play Anywhere, PS Now/Game Pass, etc. They cause each other to step up their game and keep improving.