The Xbox One may be selling even less than previously thought.
This follows an accidental leak by EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen, who claims that the console has yet to even reach 20 million sold consoles to date.
Jorgensen didn’t announce the exact figures himself, but a breakdown of the results in a shareholder meeting gave enough detail as to what the consoles lifetime sales were.
“I think our business seems to be operating pretty consistent as it has been over the last couple of years,” Jorgensen said on the call.
“The console purchases are up through the end of calendar year 2015. Our estimate is 55m units out there, which has exceeded virtually everyone’s forecast for the year and now almost 50% higher than previous console cycle so, all of that is very, very positive.”
As Sony have announced 35.9 million consoles sold to date and providing both EA and Sony’s statistics are accurate we can assume that approximately 19.1 million Xbox One consoles have been sold to date.
Microsoft stopped publicly announcing its sales figures in October 2015, instead choosing to focus on its Xbox Live user metrics.