Xbox One Sales Increased 15% Year-on-Year; Microsoft Promises “Biggest E3 Yet”

Microsoft announced a number of milestones recently achieved by the Xbox Brand while teasing big and exciting plans for E3 2018.

on May 2, 2018 3:38 PM

Today Microsoft released an update on the milestones achieved by Xbox in the first quarter of the year, looking ahead to E3 2018.

As we heard in the recent financial briefing, Xbox Live monthly active users have grown  13% year-on-year and they’re currently at 59 million. Xbox One sales are also up year-on-year by 15%.

The Looking for Group feature generated over 600,000 friendships, and 1.2 million clubs have been formed.

There are now over 200 games enhanced for Xbox One X. Players have enjoyed id@Xbox games for over four billion cumulative hours, while over one billion hours have been spent on backward compatible games.

Late last year Microsoft’s video streaming service Mixer exceeded 10 million monthly active users for the first time, and that number has been growing every month since the beginning of this year.

The announcement ends by mentioning that Microsoft is working on “exciting plans” for E3, and that this is their “biggest” E3 yet.

If you’d like to read learn more about the recent commercial performance of Xbox One, you can check out our dedicated article, and how Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella defined Microsoft’s strategy for gaming. Xbox head Phil Spencer also recently teased that we’ll see JRPGs on the Microsoft’s E3 stage.

If you still don’t have an Xbox One X you can grab one on Amazon. If you prefer the base model, you can purchase an Xbox One S.


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