Xbox One Closes a Record-Breaking Holiday and Looks Ahead to 2015

I want to thank all of the Xbox fans who contributed to our record-setting holiday and making 2014 such a successful year. The Xbox One deals were quite popular and have inspired a new promotion starting January 16 where fans in the U.S. can buy an Xbox One for $349 at their preferred retailer.

Some interesting statistics about 2014:

• Xbox 360 became the best-selling seventh generation console of all time in the U.S.

• In 2014, users logged nearly 8 billion hours globally in apps across Xbox 360 and Xbox One, a
50 percent increase from time spent in 2013.

• Xbox One became the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December and weekly average sales during these months outpaced Xbox 360 by 50 percent at the same point in its lifecycle.*

• Xbox One also sold more games throughout November and December in the U.S. than any other current-generation platform.*

• From November 24 to January 3, fans spent more time playing on Xbox than they ever have before, at any point in the history of Xbox.

• In the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta alone, 18 million games have been played to date.

The Xbox Wire has a great year in review summary and what to expect in 2015, including a few upcoming console titles and the future of PC gaming on Windows 10. You can find that article here.

* According to NPD Group

Comments

  • Guest

    Wow, Phil looks completely busted in that still. Must be tired after the Holidays.
    Keep up the excellent work! Hope you keep that momentum with the price increase though.

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      To bad you didn’t read the article that says they are putting the price back to $349 in the US. Maybe you don’t live in the US or skipped it but yea it’s there.

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      • Guest

        Yep, sorry. My mind just went straight to the bullet points (which it somehow thinks is more important than the header text). Thank You!

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        And already flagged. Someone really needs to get a life.

        I know…I thought I read it and after I read your post I went back and it took me some time to find it since it wasn’t a bullet point. So I do understand. LOL

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      • Guest

        It’s not me flagging you m8, but the one that does seriously needs to chill.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        I know it’s not you…funny it got flagged and approved fast. 😀

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      • evilfangs .

        Kind of stupid not to put the price in the main subject sentence. I went straight to reading the bullet points too.

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      • Sam

        well looks like they’re putting the price back down

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    • Mark Murphy - 5P2PGP-C

      Nope starting tonight it’s going back to $350

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  • http://twitter.com/rogXue rogXue

    What’s this about Xbone going back to “Tree-Fiddy”?

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  • Golaga123

    Congrats! Just keep up the great work you’re doing now:)

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  • ABP

    Increasing a price just so you can reduce it days later? Unethical.
    Sad for those suckers who bought it during $399

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  • fastharryDOTcom

    The Xbox One deals were quite popular and have inspired a new promotion
    starting January 16 where fans in the U.S. can buy an Xbox One for $349
    at their preferred retailer.

    TRANSLATED: We saw sales sink faster than the Titanic back at 400 dollars.

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    • Guest

      That wouldn’t mean anything though. Sales always sink like the Titanic after the Holiday season. This is much more likely to be the result of our harsh feedback around the net when they announced the price was going back up. MS need to remain competitive and it wasn’t possible with the price increase. Greedy shareholders be damned.

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        harsh feedback..lost sales, whatever works….

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      • Guest

        Nah, it’s backed up hisorically. January is always a very poor month after December. No institution would change their pricing strategy based on the sales of the first two weeks in January.

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        then why did they change it?

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      • Guest

        The big negative reaction it resulted in. Haven’t you seen any of the articles on the net questioning the decision?

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      • fastharryDOTcom

        which is my point…Harsh reaction, lost sales, complaints, whatever….They saw it, reacted to it and we have it…and if think this was planned 6 months ago, you are delusional 9not you, the other poster)…

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        C’mon guys….it’s neither of those reasons. The company couldn’t move a price cut that fast. This was planned months ago.

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      • Guest

        They can. Your option is very valid as well as we don’t know the real answer, but a pricecut can be made rather quickly if the numbers allow it. Don’t be mistaken in that.
        There would be no reason to have sought the negative publicity of the price increase if it was truly planned this way.
        IMO it shows that the Xbox One is financially performing well enough to allow this “promotion”.

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      You really think that a company as large as MS and their Xbox division can move that quickly? More than likely it was planned 3-6 months ago to do this. I’ve worked in large corporations and it takes time for promotions to be approved and carried out.

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      • Rockartisten

        Or, they wanted to see if it made a big impact, and if it did, they would be approved to extend the deal.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Sales always drop this time of year so it would be hard to determine if it was the price increase or just normal sales drops. We’re talking less than 2 weeks worth of data.

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      • Rockartisten

        I meant the holiday deal. If it didn’t help to convince people to choose Xbox instead, then the deal would have been pointless.

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      • Guest

        That’s true, but those deals included more than just the price. They included one or more (AC) games as well.
        IMO MS need to add a download code to the standard SKU of the Xbox One, just like Sony is now bundling TLOU remasterd.
        I think the Master Chief Collection would be a great candidate for such inclusion. If the multiplayer were fixed properly, it would make Halo population counts increase drastically and increase popularity, which could mean better sales of Halo 5 in the end as well.

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    • Nick Peck

      All that means is, is that after they closed the deal off (it did have a deadline) they obviously decided, a week later, to just drop it and keep it there to keep the momentum going.

      That’s all, everyone loves to read into things that aren’t even there.

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      • CodeeCB

        Trying to reply to @ImTheMetalLord but it wont let me since the comment was flagged. But if you think companies can’t move that fast your mistaken. Look at the Sony fiasco with The Interview. That went from cancelled to being available to buy or rent on Google Play, Xbox Video, and a dedicated website in under a week! There was much more involved in that with multiple large companies vs just changing the price of a product already in the retail chain.

        Point being in my opinion this wasn’t planned by Microsoft as they took too much bad press when the price went back up to be worth it (even though it was clearly stated that it would happen all along).

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  • Christopher Gentry

    There would have been even more games played in the Halo 5 beta if the match making wasn’t so bad. I spend just as much time waiting as I do playing.

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  • https://twitter.com/Ganon255 Ganon255

    Love Xbox, Major Nelson, and Uncle Phil!
    You ought to grow a beard Phil.

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    • Guest

      He should do that when he announces a Twisted Pixel game.

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  • GUCFan

    In the U.S? Alright alright… What about Canada?! Second time us Canadians doesn’t get the price cut! Microsoft if you want to do great, extend the price cut to all of North America!

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    • Guest

      The rest of the world doesn’t either (such a shame). But the US has always been MS’ primary target and they need to get back to dominating there as it’s still the largest market for videogames alone. They didn’t do that bad against the PS4 worldwide either. PS4 sold about 800.000 units more in December but is also sold in 81 more countries (123 vs 42) which didn’t have the pricecut and even if those countries take in smaller amounts of consoles, it does add up to quite a lot.

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    • Ben

      I wish for it to, but our crappy dollar is standing at 84 cents compared to the mighty green money. Thank Harper for making this country’s economy on carbon fuels. The oil crash didn’t help the already weakened dollar. Anyway the XBOX ONE is 399$ here, which shouldn’t be a problem. PS4 actually got a price INCREASE in canada to 450, and your whining about how Microsoft isn’t fair to Canadians. Currency changes, be happy its at 399. If the CAD was the same as the USD, it would probably have a price cut as well, but it isn’t

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  • Jessie Kobain

    Thank you for all the great work you guys have been doing in Brazil since 2011. I always wanted to work with games but I nver had faith in doing it because of the Brazilian market.
    when you guys decided to open a factory here and give opportunities to the people, i was thrilled. I’ll follow my dream and please, keep investing in the brazilian market. You guys know how much we love the Xbox here.

    Thank you and congratulations for starting 2025 with an Emmy Award!

    sorry if my english sucks

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  • XanderZane41

    I don’t want to say that I told you so; but “I told you so.” lol!!! I wonder if this price cut is permanent though. Why didn’t M$ wait until the Jan 21 event to announce this. Would have made more sense I think. Oh well. I see XB1’s selling very well in the U.S. over then next few months.

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  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    Oh get a god damn grip. Yeah no other company throws out stats like that.. why are you even here

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  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    This is really great news. Love to see the updates starting to roll out again too!

    One thing that has me feeling a little uneasy is the way Phil is talking in that video about pc. I hope they aren’t going to start having all xbox exclusives jump to pc. I know the whole exclusive thing is a touchy subject but I truly believe exclusive games are a great thing… and with Microsofts competition throwing a lot at exclusive titles, xbox can’t afford to allow all their games to be released on pc as well. The system needs it’s own identity and brands associated with it. If owners of other consoles can just say “oh why would I buy that, I can just play the games on pc” that’s really not a good thing.

    It also sucks for people who are huge xbox fans as well who want to feel Iike their purchase means something. That they are actually getting something on xbox that they can’t get anywhere else…

    Anyway that’s my rant on that subject, I hope I’m wrong about where this seems to be heading !

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    • ImTheMetalLord

      They always talk like that about PC gaming. Notice however he threw in Mobil gaming as well and that is a good money maker for the company.

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    • http://www.projectspark.com coip

      What they should do is bring Xbox One to PC. Unify the platforms with a universal store. Buy a game once, play it on Xbox One (the console) or Xbox One (a PC) with cloud sync/pause-and-play. That way they kill Steam (a parasitic platform) and do something PS4 cannot do, while hitting a larger market of gamers.

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      • Guest

        Bingo!

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      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        I would actually definitely be on board with that. That would be pretty sweet. I recently built a gaming computer for 4k gaming so I definitely am not against pc gaming.. but yeah definitely sounds like something they should look into.

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    • Guest

      I partly disagree. Xbox needs to become Microsofts’ proprietary PC environment, allowing for much tighter and better cross platform integration and it’s very likely what you’re oging to see announced very soon. Universal apps/games that are sold cross platform, which will allow you to enjoy many games on the PC, Xbox One (running Windows 10) and Windows 10 mobile devices for one price on their Store. On the exterior not much will change for the Xbox One, it’s the layers underneath that are going to change significantly. Especially the policies for developers.
      You won’t lose your exclusive software because MS will still need them to sell their boxes. They know just as well as you and I that content is king.

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    • Nick Peck

      The major thing I would love to see is XBO streaming to Win10 via a remote play (or something along those lines). Plug your XBO controller into the pc and game away. I can’t wait to see what other things they will announce😀

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      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Yeah that would for sure be pretty cool. I love my gaming pc but I play it for certain pc games, and to play games in 4k resolution but I’d rather see a game like halo for example stay with xbox.

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  • deadbox102

    This is great news. I hope Kinect hasn’t been discarded. It is awesome tech and has just been used wrong, IMO. I paid $1000 day one and I don’t regret the purchase.

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    • A. J.

      I second that. Kinect is a great piece of tech. I was opposed to bundling Kinect for the very reason that I was afraid that it would lose support. Honestly, I could care less about things like Kinect Sports. But I do want things like UI and game integration to keep getting better.

      On a related note, why can’t I deploy my Titan in TitanFall by shouting “Release the Kraken”? All games should offer little optional things like that.

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      • Gazmaster3D

        I would love customizable Kinect voice commands.

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      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Agreed lol

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      • Burnt Offering

        I would settle for “Xbox on” to work.:) On a more serious note, I am completely with you guys. Think of the immersion that would be possible. The Kinect would be more of a teammate than a toy.

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      • deadbox102

        Customizable voice commands would awesome. Also, being able to direct team members with voice commands would be nice. Imagine a game like Brothers in Arms with Kinect. “Roberts, I need your sniper in that steeple!” and the AI knows the best route to get there and what to do once there.

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      • A. J.

        Exactly. Use voice commands where they are helpful and/or optional.

        Don’t make games to use voice commands, use voice commands where they fit into games.

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  • Vegasdgk

    does anyone know who would be the preferred retailer so I can go buy one tomorrow

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    • Brad

      Amazon and Gamestop has them at that price now. But I would guess it will become the new price of XB1 so no need to rush.

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  • ElektroDragon

    Great, so now Microsoft knows it can get away with selling inferior hardware with a weak GPU and slow RAM. Congratulations, all who bought one at this price. You were smarter than me who paid $500 Day One.

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    • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

      What a load of bull. Inferior my *** the xbox one hardware is just fine. Better than fine, it’s awesome. With games looking as gorgeous as dragon age inquisition in the first year before dx12, while the hardware itself has barely been tapped yet.. and the xbox engineers are constantly updating the toolset to get more and more out of it. The console has an amazing amount of features with more growing by the month, and the games getting better too I think and I’m sure many agree this console is going to be just fine.

      Much much better than the ps4 and it’s just obvious more and more people are realizing it. I’m not some rabid fanboy, I love the ps4 and I love sonys exclusives I’m going to be on my ps4 a TON over the next cpl months with all their great games coming but I say again, the xbox one is just a much better all around console.

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      • ElektroDragon

        Everyone knows you’re the biggest shill and MS brown noser on this site, so I expected nothing else from you. They had the wrong priorities when they designed it and had to sacrifice the hardware design to include Kinect and still come in at a cost that wasn’t totally outrageous. Everyone knows that except you, it seems.

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      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Haha all you are is a pathetic baby who has been crying about your 500 dollars you spent for the better part of a year now. If it’s so bad to you, sell the damn thing and stop whining like a little btch. The only thing “everyone” knows is how much of a whiner you are.

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      • ElektroDragon

        The hardware stinks, MS let me down, and I will not shut up until they correct their mistakes. I have no intention of selling it and no intention to stop complaining about it. Just like you have no intention to stop kissing their corporate behinds no matter what they do.

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      • Guest

        PoS4 stinks just as much though. It’s a 14+4 design and not a full 18CU pipeline. Uncharted not being able to hit 60fps just proves that the PS4 is just as much a weak console and has been selling on lies and overhype alone and they do it over and over again because the low IQ shills fall for it.

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      • Nick Peck

        Pretty much. Remember every sony E3 event that had the fake CGI “this is real gameplay” trailers for killzone?? lol, I always loved that. People need to grow up and just play the games. If everyone is so unhappy, find another hobby already.

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      • evilfangs .

        It’s not like Microsoft didn’t show fake gameplay at E3 too.

        Ryse being played at main E3 Microsoft demo on PC than public demo’s on PC’s which were more powerful than Xbox one and crashed.

        Both companies lie.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Legal term for that is called puffing. I watch lots of Judge Judy. LOL

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      • evilfangs .

        Should be illegal to fool your customers into thinking a product is better than it really is by using fake CGI footage and passing it off as gameplay or showing gameplay on a product like a PC which console users will never experience.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        It should be illegal to pay taxes that finance wars that kill people that I care nothing about but it isn’t either. Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad in life.

        Of course there is always the internet where you can express your feelings unless some self righteous POS keeps flagging everything you post. It wouldn’t be so bad if the moderators wouldn’t wait days to approve the idiotic flagging.

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      • evilfangs .

        I don’t think this place has moderators, just major nelson to view his emails and approve the comments.

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        Can you imagine the amount of emails that guy gets?

        I know it’s him but I thought Jeff also posted on here and thought maybe he could approve. I know those guys are busy and maybe he needs to get him someone to moderate the blog if there isn’t that could approve flagged comments on a timely manner. Just saying.

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      • ElektroDragon

        Clearly you don’t read Digital Foundry. Anyway, I’m done with the zombies here.

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      • Guest

        Yes, I do, zomboni. The only fact here is, you’re nitpicking. BOTH consoles are weak and have their own flaws. Neither is the 1080p60 machine that you and I want (I’m not displeased with my Xbox One BTW because the user experience is that much better than the PS4).
        MS’ current weakness is their lagging APIs that still to be brought up to spec.
        On paper the PS4 is more powerful, nobody with a brain will deny that. But the fact of the matter remains that all that raw power is not going to make the PS4 that much of a better system in the end because it is an unbalanced device and we’re already seeing the effects of it on certain games.
        www(.)vgleaks(.)com/playstation-4-balanced-or-unbalanced
        And besides, you know very well that Sony will draw the short straw in the end. The PS4 can’t keep them afloat. Today Sony announced they are retreating from Canada and Puerto Rico. They’re an incresingly irrelevant brand and they will drag PlayStation down to h3ll with them because of their Japanese business mentality and their shareholders clinging on to PlayStation because its the only thing left that’s making any money.

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      • ElektroDragon

        Well you make good points, but you’re completely missing the emerging importance of GPU compute, and the fact that Mark Cerny is a strong believer in it. So its not as “unbalanced” as you think. Once more titles start using GPU compute, the PS4 will pull ahead again, and the CPU performance advantage seen on the Xbox One in titles like AC Unity will evaporate. Besides, let’s look at the facts from Digital Foundry, their recap of the Xbox One and PS4 in 2014, and I quote:

        “13 games where we have parity or very minor differences

        6 titles where each has its advantages/disadvantages – no overall winner

        6 titles where a 900p to 1080p (or equivalent) PS4 resolution boost is the only real differentiating factor

        14 titles where the PS4 advantage is noticeable and isn’t just limited to resolution (performance or visual effects enhancements too)

        1 title with a clear Xbox One advantage.”

        Is Xbox One making progress? Sure! And that’s great. And I sometimes still buy the Xbox One versions of games, especially small digital or indie titles.

        Why am I saying all this? BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT XBOX! I want the Xbox Two to be the best console on the market. And none of you diehards can fault me for wanting that.

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      • Guest

        We know you care about Xbox, as do I. That’s why we don’t flag you. You’re not a fake gamer Sony zealot from N4G, even if you do play anti-MS on Destructoid from time to time.

        The answer to your remarks about GPU compute is both yes and no. Compute won’t be big for quite a while and there is one big reason why. Most people on the PC (which is still the prime target for development according to the latest GDC report) don’t have capable graphics cards. It’s not going to happen this gen, perhaps only for AAA exclusives. The Xbox One should have enough compute units to last at least five years and compete with the PS4 in that timeframe, after that well, you and I both know the answer and so does MS.

        I’m completely with you that MS needs to improve and I’m in the camp that they should release a completely backwards compatible Xbox Two well before those five years are up, perhaps even instead of going with an Xbox One slim, they should just release 14/20nm chips in the same Xbox One boxes, it would still could cut costs and slash the price of the One model. Xbox One will still receive the same games, exact same purchase from the Store, one app with two performance target profiles, just running at lower graphics settings.
        For developers there should be NO problem because it’s basically PC development with a few extra APIs now.
        The Xbox One’s architecture can be scaled up to much more powerful systems in the near future with the new fab processes. It’s not the same as cutting a gen short, it’s about releasing two models within a generation, one for the budget minded and one for performance minded, giving Sony no quarter and becoming truly competitive again.

        Don Mattrick goofed, you can’t release a less powerful, yet more expensive product against a popular competitor, but I’m sure Phil Spencer is already en route to correct that (looking at this “promotion”).

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      • ImTheMetalLord

        “That’s why we don’t flag you” ??? So what you are the self appointed police of this blog and you determine who is real and not?

        Get a life! I was with you and your points you were making till I read that statement. And you post anon because why?

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      • ElektroDragon

        I’m still with him, he wrote a great post. I am happy he doesn’t flag me. Tee hee. He didn’t post anon he posted as Lionheart but then something happened to his account or the post. *eyes possible mods suspiciously*

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      • TheHeraldOfDeath

        Many people here flag inappropriate comments.
        Comments that say “Xbox Sucks” without any proper commenting as to why that may be so are flagged by many (something you do not do). Major Nelson made it possible for the community to keep some order on this blog since last year when this blog was infested with PlayStation trolls. It’s why disqus has that system. Since then this blog has become much calmer and more enjoyable with healthier discussions.
        Of course there are still some trolls around and some that abuse that function and there are some that even go as far as stalking regulars and fans of Xbox (it’s clearly witnessable on ImTheMetalLord for example who’s posts get flagged for no reason by some punk he had a disagreement with and called him a shill or something in that trend). That’s why some people post anonymously. I think I saw Warlord start that some time ago and he said it was because he was tired of being harassed.
        The real police is Major himself, it’s his own blog and he’ll sort the moderation queue once in a while to remove the true rotten apples.
        Curious though. The guy who you replied to turned into “Guest” as well. Funny for someone who criticises someone else posting anonymously.

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      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Please explain to me, what would they have to do in your mind realistically to correct their mistakes for you.. I genuinely want to know. Why would I suck up to a company..that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. In the early days of the xbox one I was one of the most vocal critics of their policies and the direction they were taking xbox.

        That being said, I’m not a moron I know I clearly have a preference and that is xbox.. but I still love Sony and my ps4. I call either company out on their stuff but COME ON man.. the hardware is OVER a year old.. don’t you think it’s time to maybe accept it and move on? I mean it seems like you’re trapped in a never ending loop here dude. So it seems to me you have two choices.. accept it and move on OR sell the damn thing and stick with another console that’s more to your liking. Doing anything else than that at this point seems sort of psychotic, don’t you think?

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      • Nick Peck

        Could you just sell the system off and leave this site already? So sick of your constant crying. Grow up already.

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      • ElektroDragon

        When Microsoft brings out a much more powerful console ahead of Sony next time, you’ll have me to thank. Don’t like my opinion? Don’t read it. It’s not you who I want sick of me, it’s the Xbox design team.

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      • Hank Hill

        Being fine still doesn’t mean it’s not inferior to the PS4’s hardware, lets be honest PS4’s hardware is a bit better.

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      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        Oh of course. I know it is for sure.. but where it lacks in power I totally feel it makes up for in other places. It just seems something extremely trivial to be complaining about for over a year lol

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    • Hank Hill

      The price difference makes up for the slightly weaker hardware imo and you paid $500 for a bundle that included a Kinect, which is about a $100 piece of hardware, these upcoming bundles for $349 likely will be like the bundles we seen for that price around the holidays and won’t include a Kinect. So it doesn’t look like you got ripped off to me.

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    • http://www.youtube.com/SabzilaTV SABZILA

      Not happy??..so sell it and move on!! im enjoying my xbox.

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    • Nick Peck

      I bought a few at $500 and don’t regret it at all since I have had countless hours of FUN on them. I also don’t worry about stupid spec’s like you cringe over constantly, as long as the games are good / fun, I’m there.

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    • http://player.me/spidermike SpiderMike

      Always good to wait with Microsoft, after them pushing out inferior hardware last generation and inferior first party content overall. I got one in the January sales for £319. Pretty much rock bottom price. And worth it for that money too.

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  • Anubis316

    ok, this doesn’t tell me much of anything really, but ok thank’s for the update. I am looking forward to the 21st I think

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  • ImTheMetalLord

    Censored by Miguel. I’m changing my name to that so he don’t miss it in the future.

    I’m finding it really funny. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it Miguel you weasel you.

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  • Dalibor Kollár

    ” In 2014, users logged nearly 8 billion hours globally in apps across Xbox 360 and Xbox One, a50 percent increase from time spent in 2013.”

    I would like to see comparision between hours logged by X360 vs. XO. Where I live it’s hard to say which one has been promoted more during holidays.

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  • ギャビン

    I got one, enjoying it. I just want the interface to be more neat.

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  • m1nh0ca

    My considerations:

    – That’s cool that it managed to surpass the Wii! Seems that in Latin America it was really successful as well (in Brazil, for example, I read that X360 had 85% of the market share). I’d like the same happened in Europe, so maybe all of us would have some nice features as in US…
    – It would be nice to know the comparison between X360 and XOne. I’m curious…
    – Xbox for USA. The others for Japan and Europe. Mixed in the other territories. It will, most likely, always be like that…
    – The same as the point above
    – Winter time + 2 different generation consoles + excellent games coming out? I guess that does it…
    – Halo sells by itself. Halo 6 will set another record.

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  • G-Boogie

    I’m glad to see MS evolve and trying to be one ecosystem with Windows 10.

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  • Dave

    Good work and all that but where is my screenshot function?

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    • Nick Peck

      They already said it will be here in one of the next two updates (early this year).

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      • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

        That’s the one thing I’m really looking forward to. I love taking cool screenshots and it’s awesome on the ps4.

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      • Nick Peck

        Agreed. Now if I could only do a file transfer from one XBO to another so I can just move my games via my gigabit network instead of having to copy the games from one external to another. Oh, and download my movies and tv shows lol. Those the only things left that I want😀

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  • http://player.me/spidermike SpiderMike

    Still lagging behind Sony and the PS4 but commendable performance.

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  • CodeeCB

    Which stats would you prefer that they shared in the article? I found them to be interesting statistics:)

    And they likely decided to drop it again after sales unsurprisingly dropped when the price increased. I’m sure they also took another stat into consideration – ” Xbox One also sold more games throughout November and December in the U.S. than any other current-generation platform.*”

    Lower entry price is fine as more games and content will be purchased once he console is in place in a house.

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  • Sam EV

    Will the Xbox One ever charge me just to use the internet like the 360 did? For instance to be able to use Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, etc.

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