Aaron Greenberg Touts Current Gen Console Sales, Xbox 1st Party Game Sales Up 72% YoY

Also said Microsoft has seen first party game sales increase 72 percent from last year.

Posted By | On 11th, Dec. 2015 Under News

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Aaron Greenberg has been quite active on Twitter the last couple of days, apparently wrapping up a few things as 2015 comes to an end. It wasn’t that long ago he was talking about how happy he was to be apart of the Xbox team. He also talked about the recent successes of Microsoft in general and the console market in particular over the last couple of years.

On Twitter Greenberg announced that first party software sales by Microsoft are actually up 72 percent year over year. That would seem to indicate that Microsoft is doing something right when it comes to the games the company is putting out. Of course, those numbers are likely greatly helped by the launch of Halo 5 this year as well as a couple of other big name games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider.

On a broader scale, Microsoft isn’t close to the only company that is seeing real success in the video game world and Greenberg, apparently aware that it benefits everyone if the video game market is strong, was even willing to congratulate Sony on their success with the PS4. “Congrats to my friends over @PlayStation on great NPD sales in Nov, gamers bought over 3M #XboxOne & #PS4 consoles in one month. Wow!” He  posted. Greenberg later explained the 3 million was also including the Wii U, though the Xbox One and the PS4 were making up more than 2.8 million of those units sold. It looks like the future is bright for consoles as we head into 2016.

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  • Starman

    Funny how you all won’t give the numbers for black Friday …GTFO ! Sony did not sell more .. say what you want about me ….

  • Deeboy

    Amazing!!! Great for gaming in general.

  • XbotMK1

    Tomb Raider is not a Microsoft first party IP. This goes to show how you people are brainwashed by Microsoft.

    This is a missleading statistic and useless spin doctoring. Damage control.

    72% increase means nothing because as the console gets more and more total first party exclusives during it’s life cycle, obviously the percentage will increase. That doesn’t mean your first party games are selling better.

    In 2013, the only major first party exclusive you released was Forza 5.

    In 2014, the only major first party exclusive you released was Forza Horizon 2 and Halo The Master Chief Collection.

    In 2015, the only major first party exclusives you released was Forza 6, Rare Replay, Gears Ultimate, and Halo 5.

    This percentage is only factoring in sales. It doesn’t take into account price drops or anything regarding profit. Selling 3 million coppies of a game means less if you’re selling the game at a cheap price or you’re dropping the price quickly after launch.

    Then you have to consider the fact that Microsoft bought Minecraft in 2015 which allows Microsoft to count Minecraft sales as first party sales which hides poor sales of other first party games.

    This is nothing more than typical Aaron Greenburg propaganda and spin doctoring.

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    • Rodney Patrick

      Your mother should had aborted you,

    • Dotcum22

      Lol why because he has a different opinion than you?

    • Cypher-Unknown

      Looks like your mother did.

    • Psionicinversion

      LMFAO damage control and lies. No where in the article did it say Tomb Raider was a first party all it said was other big game releases and thats it,.

    • Michael Norris

      Fact is Ps4 just beat Xone in North America on black friday. Greenberg needs to be fired,i never liked him since the 360 era and i still don’t. comments like ”Xbox One upscales all titles to 1080p & they look amazing” pisses me off.

    • Psionicinversion

      Well he’s not going say yeah our consoles crap go buy a pc is he?! Fact is both consoles are crap it’s just ps4 is a bit less crap than the xbox

    • ShoNuff

      Says the Sony brainwashed sheep….

  • red2k

    Being Gears of War an August title and consecutively we had Forza 6, Halo 5 and Tomb Rider in the past four months a 72% is extremely good. Those games are going to sell very well this month too. Surely those games will continue selling very well on Q1 of 2016.

  • Riggybro

    Praise Sony and MS!!! This is excellent news for the Sony and Microsoft execs who were thinking of getting a deck extension on their mansion or eyeing up another sports car. Yes!!!

  • Mr Xrat

    So much for Greenberg’s “pre-season/play-offs” analogy he attempted earlier in the year.

  • Gamez Rule

    “Aaron Greenberg Touts Current Gen Console Sales”……But lacks the sold to consumers figures to back himself up..Way to go☺


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