Xbox One Leads Sales In Australia After Release of Slimmer System

Third-party sales data confirms Xbox One pulls ahead since August 2016, Xbox nods enthusiastically.


According to NPD Group sales data, Xbox One has been the best-selling console in Australia since the launch of the slimmer Xbox One S in August, a period that spans from August 1 to October 30. The data also confirms that the Xbox One S is also Australia’s highest-selling 4K Blu-Ray player.

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Forza Horizon 3 is reportedly the best-selling Xbox One game of 2016, and global engagement on Xbox Live has increased 57 percent year-on-year.

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“We’d like to thank our fans for their continued support and passion for Xbox in Australia,” said Jeremy Hinton, Xbox Business Lead at Microsoft Australia in a press release, “It’s great to see such enthusiasm for the new Xbox One S & Forza Horizon 3, as well as the range of exclusive bundles including Gears of War 4, Battlefield 1, FIFA 17, and Minecraft – all of which are available now.”

“With the upcoming launches of Dead Rising 4 this December, and Halo Wars 2 in February 2017, there has never been a better time to be an Xbox gamer,” Hinton enthused.

The Xbox One S recently added support for BD-R and BD-RE Blu-ray discs. See how the slimmer Xbox stacks up to what we know of the other console refreshes, or simply check out our review.

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