That's the 2/3rds of a million that I'm talking about. (It stretches it's lead over the Xbox One to 2/3rds of a million; 667k, is roughly 2/3rds of 1 million.)
With each passing week, the Xbox One's baseline has gradually declined. That 14,509 it just posted is the lowest number it has put up. The lows are getting lower.
January - 24,456
February - 23,346 (- 1,110)
March - 20,292 (- 3,054)
April - 17,354 (- 2,938)
May - 15,112 (-2,242)
The baseline drops another 1-3k by the 1st week of each new month. At this rate, it may be under 10k by the time we hit September. What indication or reason do we have to believe that the baseline will remain where it is or just magically start climbing back up? Especially as eyes, attention, and resources shift more and more to the Xbox Series? That's why I said it would be lucky to hit 2/3rds of 1 million on the year, because we have seen no indication and have no reason to believe that this free-fall will stop any time soon. Right now, the bottom is falling out. The Wii U's baseline in May 2016 was selling at almost double the Xbox One's baseline is currently and the Wii U ended up at 1.16 million. And the Wii U had the benefit of not having its successor launching until the next year, the Xbox One does not.
You bring up the 360, but here's the thing. The 360 had A LOT more going in its favor than the Xbox One ever had. Sales, marketing, game library, momentum, reputation. Once upon a brief time, the 360 was the market leader of the 7th generation, and it was ultimately the winner in North America, which largely carried it in its later years. Two things which the Xbox One does not have in its favor. The fact that you felt the need to compare the Xbox One, in its first year after the launch of its (thus far, considerably successful, fairly well received) successor, to the Xbox 360 in its second year after the launch of its (not so successful, poorly received, some would even call failure) successor, should tell you right there just how bleak the future looks for the Xbox One.
You're absolutely right for everything here. I agree.
However you miss something.
I've never said the xbox one will not show lower number week on week.
It will. And this is not a problem. See my table of the comparison. 360 also went very weak in the same point in time 360 is 11k per week while XB1 is 14k per week. The 360 goes even to as low as 7k in september, and the XB1 will also probably be the lowest there. However since it shows a little better numbers until now for the year than 360's 2015, it should drop as low as maybe 9 or 10k per week. Then it will have a little boost in the holidays and that's it.Also for the drops, the 360 dropped even more for the year from 25k in january to 11k in may, bigger drops than the XB1.
I am not talking about for the future of the console, we all know that it will be dead probably by the next year. I am talking particularly about the sales for this calendar year. They are on pace to reach 1M. And by the weekly and yearly numbers in comparison for the 360 in 2015 I think XB1 will reach or come very close to 1M, way ahead of the 2/3rds of a million you are talking about. If 360 with lower numbers each week can reach 930k in 2015, XB1 can too. As I already said XB1 is slightly ahead for now, and is 3K ahead every week. Even in the worst case scenario to begin to drop much more than the 360 did in the coming months it still will reach at least 900k.Last edited by yo33331 - on 04 June 2021