Last year was a great year for Xbox. With the console holding strong in sales through multiple months and gaining ground on the competition, there was plenty reasons to celebrate. With 2016 now closed, it’s time to recap on how Xbox finished the year and they did it in style. Some key figures reported on by corporate vice president for Xbox marketing Mike Nichols show that December 2016 was the highest sales month ever for Xbox One. Even though the console launched in November 2013, three years later and the console sold more in that month than at launch. On top of that, Xbox One was also the only 8th generation console to increase in sales year after year. Xbox live usage in November and December hit all time highs as well reaching 3.9 billion hours.
So how does Microsoft capitalize on this momentum? This is the year of Scorpio. Microsoft and Xbox representatives were all over Twitter at the beginning of the New Year to announce it. As there is still so much to learn about the new hardware Microsoft has touted about, there is still a ton of reasons to be excited for the “most powerful console ever.” There is still so much more to learn but from what we know already, this hype train isn’t stopping.
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Source: Game Informer