Xbox One sales are skyrocketing with the release of the Xbox One S… at least in the UK market. According to a recent report from mcvuk, the Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB models bolstered Xbox One sales by nearly 1000%. As for Sony’s newer, slimmer PlayStation 4, the results have not been quite as good.
Consumers shying away from the new model PS4 shouldn’t be too surprising. While many leaks gave us a full breakdown ahead of the console’s announcement ahead of a New York-based unveiling, said unveiling of the console also announced a more powerful version of the PlayStation 4 to arrive later this year.
Known as the PlayStation 4 “Pro,” this could be the reason that many are waiting on purchasing Sony’s console at the moment.
Another reason that Xbox One may be seeing a resurgence in sales are the features included in the new slimmed down console. The Xbox One supports HDR, 4K Streaming, and 4K UHD Blu-ray. Even when Sony releases their Pro version of the PlayStation 4, it will be lacking in the 4K Blu-ray department.
The Xbox One S has a base price of $299, with Sony’s slimmed down hardware costing the same. The PlayStation Pro will be out in October for a $100 dollar premium.
Regardless, holiday shoppers will have plenty of options to weigh when buying a console, and as always, it’ll be interesting to see which platform draws the most interest during this important sales season.