Published: Sat, May 05, 2018
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Microsoft talks up Xbox sales records, but doesn't get specific

Microsoft talks up Xbox sales records, but doesn't get specific

The promotion is part of the Free Play Days program, so you only need to access the Xbox One dashboard menu to download the title. The company says that Xbox Live users are up 13 percent and Xbox One sales are up 15 percent over the same period a year ago. When the backwards compatibility capabilities of the Xbox One were first announced, it was seen as a real selling point for Xbox, allowing players to go back and play some of the best games from the last two generations easily.

"Crackdown is an wonderful series, and if Crackdown 3 is good, it's going to drive console sales". Nichols noted that its Xbox Game Pass subscription service has been a big driver of growth in terms of players and engagement.

More than 600,000 "friendships" have been made using the Looking For Group feature.

Via a new teaser about Microsoft's lineup for this year's E3, the company took the opportunity to reveal that the popularity of its console is growing.


Sea of Thieves success.

In some cases, backwards compatibility games look markedly improved on Xbox One X. Red Dead Redemption, for example-a game that came out in 2010-looks stunning on Microsoft's newest console.

There are now over 200 games enhanced for Xbox One X. Players have enjoyed id@Xbox games for over four billion cumulative hours, while over one billion hours have been spent on backward compatible games.

Xbox Fans have been digging deep into the Xbox One Backwards compatibility feature. But it's doing even better each month to start 2018, Microsoft says.

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