- Feb 5, 2013
Makes sense. Didnt think of it like that. IIRC, Xbox 360 was the market leader in NA since 2010 or so after the launched kinect. They won pretty much every month while the wii went cold.I said that would be the case prior to launch.
They've come into this gen with a lot less momentum than when they were transitioning from the 360 -> Xbox One and it's also taken them the best part of a year to start getting some 1st party/AAA exclusive games out.
I don't know why anyone expected anything different.
They also had a fantastic year 1 line up that included Titanfall and Sunset overdrive. Even the launch lineup wasnt that bad with Killer instinct, Ryse, Forza, and Dead Rising filling out a pretty decent launch lineup.
But they are also selling every console they make. I am just shocked they only made around 5 million XSX. That shouldve been their lead and they shouldve prioritized that over everything else. 60-40 cut is not great at all. They need to sell to their base first and foremost and then and only then go after the masses. I get there is a chip shortage but thats all the more reason to prioritize the more expensive model because the revenue is higher and at the very least, it would make their growth look better. 3 million consoles sold at $200 fewer dollars is $600 million in lost revenue.