EA Hints That Microsoft May Have Sold Fewer Than 20m Xbox One Units

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According to a story from The Guardian, an accidental disclosure from EA may indicate that the Xbox One hasn’t had impressive sales numbers.

While total Sony PlayStation sales are sitting around 35.9m sales worldwide, the EA disclosure states that a combined total sales of Xbox One and PlayStation units total about 55m units. That would mean that Xbox One totals about 19.1m units total. It’s a full-fledged flop, but the numbers are certainly concerning.

This info was disclosed by EA’s CFO, Blake Jorgensen, during the third-quarter earnings call. During the call, he said: “I think our business seems to be operating pretty consistent as it has been over the last couple of years. The console purchases are up through the end of calendar year 2015. Our estimate is 55m units out there, which has exceeded virtually everyone’s forecast for the year and now almost 50% higher than previous console cycle so, all of that is very, very positive.”

It’s important to note that Microsoft has indicated earlier this year that their primary focus would be bridging the gap between PC and console gaming. While these numbers may seem painful, this year’s E3 may have some major wrenches to throw in the gears yet.

Josh Knowles
7 year veteran of the video game journalism industry. Guinness World Record holder, Wordsmith extraordinaire, MOBA fan, devoted dad & husband.
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Josh Knowles

7 year veteran of the video game journalism industry. Guinness World Record holder, Wordsmith extraordinaire, MOBA fan, devoted dad & husband.