Forums - Sales Discussion - So.. CNBC says Xbox has sold 46.9 WW, any thoughts?

I´m surprised I haven´t seen any discussions about these numbers that have just been thrown out out of nowhere.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/08/why-microsoft-xbox-isnt-as-popular-in-japan-as-sonys-playstation.html



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I would like to know their source from where exactly they got that figure because Microsoft stopped updating sales figures for the Xbox One a long time ago.



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Its probably pretty close. It's bad, but not wiiu or vita levels of bad.



perhaps they got it directly from Microsoft, i mean are you really surprised that it is undertracked on vgchartz?



Jigsawx1 said:

perhaps they got it directly from Microsoft, i mean are you really surprised that it is undertracked on vgchartz?

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.



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Probably got their data from some analyst



SwitchUP said:
Its probably pretty close. It's bad, but not wiiu or vita levels of bad.

Its like from PS2 to Ps3 sales. Or DS to 3DS sales. 



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SwitchUP said:
Its probably pretty close. It's bad, but not wiiu or vita levels of bad.

Its still a beast when it comes to software sales and that is what really matters since consoles are usually sold at a loss.



PAOerfulone said:
I would like to know their source from where exactly they got that figure because Microsoft stopped updating sales figures for the Xbox One a long time ago.

VGC plus marketing magic.



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It's just a guess. No way to say whether vgc or this is closer. We just know they're probably in the right ballpark because Microsoft don't release figures so sales are low.