Analyst: Xbox One Game Sales to Grow 17% to 70M in 2017, Due to Xbox One X

Analyst: Xbox One Game Sales to Grow 17% to 70M in 2017, Due to Xbox One X - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 15 June 2017 / 6,420 Views

The worldwide video games software market is expected to surpass $100 billion in 2017, according to a report from Futuresource Consulting.

The report lists that over 20 million games will be sold for the Switch at retail this year, while Xbox One game sales will grow 17 percent o 70 million. PlayStation 4 game sales are expected to be more "muted" when compared to Nintendo and Microsoft. 


“Sony PS4 Pro is a more typical mid-cycle console upgrade,” said co-author of the report Tristan Veale. “Sony has taken few risks with exception of omitting to include a UHD Blu-ray player but has a dominant position having outsold Xbox by two to one in this generation.”

Veale says that the launch of the Xbox One X could signal the end of the traditional six to eight year console cycle. Xbox one sales are expected to grow 13 percent in 2017, while PlayStation 4 sales will grow just three percent.

The PC market has mastered upgrading hardware yet retaining backwards compatibility and Microsoft seem intent on the same with this console launch,” Veale added. “Newer, higher powered consoles may continue to be launched in the future, with games taking advantage of performance improvements and allowing users to create a significant library of games.”

Thanks MCVUK.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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thismeintiel (on 15 June 2017)

And what games are going to push this increase? Timed indie exclusives? Or yearly Forzas? I mean it'll grow, but mainly due to new purchases of the S model. Not the XBX.

Mr Puggsly (on 15 June 2017)

I agree X1 needs more exclusives but multuplat games also push the X1. Furthermore, I think a lot of the media is going to play games on X1X now because it will have the best ports.

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Azzanation (on 15 June 2017)

The 40 plus games they showed at E3 and the 22 Exclusives plus the 6 1st party games coming this year.

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xl-klaudkil (on 15 June 2017)

Whahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha with the biggest flood of games ever seen on ps4 they expect sales to be muted and only grow 3% Omg analyst are so stupid.

PEEPer0nni (on 15 June 2017)

Xbox software sales are actually declining. Dedicated gamers play on Ps4 meanwhile 50% of people who bought Xbox use it to watch Netflix.

Mr Puggsly (on 15 June 2017)

If you look at the months, no. Its steady. X1X should give a boost as well.

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Mr Puggsly (on 15 June 2017)

If ut simply helps MS maintain steady sales, that would be fine. Its already a viable platform.

SuperBott (on 15 June 2017)

Niiiiiice! XOX is a beats!

Nijmegen1982 (on 15 June 2017)

What beats? Is it a boombox as well? Terry Crews will be thrilled!!

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Vasto (on 15 June 2017)

Interesting article. I can see this happening with the launch of Xbox One X.