Online games have attracted a variety of players with different ages, gender and nationalities. Gamers interact in a virtual reality even if they are strangers to one another. It is typical for gamers to buy games for cheap so that they can spend their free time playing in their console, computer or mobile device. Even if there are criticisms, online games continue to be as popular as ever.
A new console that has become a big hit with fans is Xbox One. Aside from gaining the favor of fans, the console has also helped Microsoft reach another milestone in 2018. According to the most recent report from NPD, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch were sold in large number in the United States in November this year.
Both Xbox One and Nintendo Switch have sold more than one million units each or a total of almost 4 million consoles. For Xbox that has lagged behind its competitors in terms of sales, 2018 paints a rosy picture for the company.
According to NPD analyst, Matt Piscatella, November 2018 was the first time for three console platforms to generate more than one million sales for the same period. Piscatella has also hinted that December 2018 may yet be another good month for Play Station 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This is a prediction and not a solid fact.
Xbox One X seems to have played a key role in the increase of sales. Early this year, Piscatella revealed that sales of Xbox One have the highest growth among the three major hardware platforms in the US. Xbox One X in particular has performed phenomenally.
However, while things seem to be looking good for the three platforms, gamers are asking what will come next. Some analysts believe that 2020 is the year that they expect the launching of new devices and noticeable upgrades in specs.