How did Xbox beat PlayStation 4? Just a week or two ago we were bombarded with news of PlayStation’s success on the console market and how Xbox has even given up on competing with them. The answer is a very simple one: Halo. Halo has been around for quite some time and this is a proper example of how you can offer a top quality game for years on end, ever since 2001 if we talk about Halo specifically, and how you create a stable community.
If you are a solid, hardcore gamer who is into consoles, what they do and what games you need to get for each, you might know about the differences between a PlayStation 4 and an Xbox One, but if you are a casual gamer just looking to get into consoles, there is not much difference in between them. After all, you can find them both around the same price, with the same performances and with the same games, with a few exceptions, of course.
Just like God of War can make PlayStation sales skyrocket, so can Halo. And its release in October this year seems to have given Microsoft’s console such a boost that the entire company can now reconsider competing with Sony’s money making machine. Halo has made its name throughout the years as a great shooter, very popular among Xbox owners and this year seems to have been no exception.
But enough chit chat. How far up did Microsoft go in 2015? Well it looks like October alone allowed profit to go up by 81% and if that doesn’t sound impressive, you should know that the Xbox was sold more in October than it was in the entirety of 2015. Microsoft owes a big thank you to Halo, to say the least. This also says something about the games, who seem to be looking forward to alien invasions any day rather than zombie apocalypses and people shooting each other.
Still, PlayStation is not a random name that can just be swept off the competition just like that. How did Xbox beat PlayStation 4? Maybe it just got lucky. There are plenty titles out there that are Sony exclusives and the PS4 has been holding the Xbox in the palm of its hand for over a year now. Sure, sales might look good on paper, but does Xbox have what it takes to say on top?
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