And why would Microsoft share that number with CNBC?
Daniel Ahmad mentioned that Xbox was at ~41M at the end of 2018. There's just no chance that Xbox has sold 6 million units so far this year. So it's definately not undertracked on VGchartz either.
Well, theoretically it would be possible that Microsoft shared that number with CNBC. Microsoft and NBC have strong ties, they even founded MSNBC together.
But in this case, they got the number from the analyst company IDC: https://www.idc.com/about
"Of the 46.9 million Xbox Ones sold worldwide through the second quarter of 2019, just 0.3% of them have been in Japan, according to the International Data Corporation." (And I'm shocked that I seem to be the only one to read the linked article instead of wildly speculating, where the number is coming from)
On the other hand it is funny that you take the number mentioned by Daniel Ahmad as a fact, since he is also just an analyst, not an insider of Microsoft.Last edited by Conina - on 11 October 2019