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Xbox One X Outpaces PS4 Pro Launch Sales in the UK

13 November 2017

Both Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 Pro sales were throttled at launch by stock shortages - an issue the Xbox One X doesn't appear to have been held back by. A year ago the publication reported that the PS4 sold 50,000 units during its launch week, managing to sell a further 30,000 units after four weeks on sale.

The best-selling Xbox One game of the week was Call of Duty: WWII, followed by Assassin's Creed Origins (which was promoted with the system), Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 and the Forza duo: Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3.

The Xbox One X has been marketed much more heavily as a true high-end 4K machine than the PS4 Pro was - and with its own UHD Blu-Ray drive and the edge on 4K updates for existing games, it has a slightly better claim to that title.

Microsoft's solid sales start will have been encouraged by a busy release schedule which has seen the likes of Call of Duty: WW2, Assassin's Creed Origins, Fifa 18 and Forza Motorsport 7 released in recent weeks. Other new releases including Need for Speed Payback and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus also featured.

More than 70 games supported Xbox One X at launch, with that number set to increase each week. Based on their first-look which is based on the campaign, it seems that the main difference would be the clarity of images, where they found that the Xbox One X was capable of rendering more pixels more of the time, although given the fast-paced nature of the game, we're not sure if this is something that players will notice.

In short - this is a great news for Team Xbox at Microsoft and Xbox fans.

Xbox One X Outpaces PS4 Pro Launch Sales in the UK