Xbox One was simply overlooked by most of the gamers last year but Microsoft is quick to remind everyone that Xbox 360 and Xbox One did very well for the whole 2015.
There’s Halo 5: Guardians setting a new record for the biggest Halo launch ever with more than $400 million worldwide sales. For the Lara Croft fans, Rise of the Tomb Raider also did very well as it already recorded more than a million copies sold for the first 2 months of it release. Xbox One exclusives like Forza Motorsports 6 and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition also did very well, and of course, the backward compatibility, the function that lets you play select Xbox 360 games in Xbox One. The best feature yet for Xbox One.
Here are some Xbox highlights from 2015 courtesy of Xbox News.
- We released over 200 new features for gamers in 2015 including the New Xbox One Experience and the most-requested feature, Xbox One Backward Compatibility.
- More than 350 games were released or were made playable on Xbox One in 2015 (including first and third-party, ID@Xbox and Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles), fueling progress toward our goal of delivering the largest games catalog ever on Xbox.
- Xbox gamers earned over 4 billion achievements and racked up a total Gamerscore of over 77 billion in 2015.
- In 2015, the Xbox community cast over 6.5 million votes on Xbox Feedback.
- Since Xbox One Backward Compatibility released on Nov. 12 with more than 100 playable titles, global Xbox gamers have logged more than 15 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.
- As Yusuf Mehdi shared today, we’ve seen strong engagement with the Xbox App on Windows 10 PCs, with over 6.6 million hours of Xbox One games streamed to Windows 10 PCs. And gaming continues to grow on Windows 10 – in 2015, gamers spent over 4 billion hours playing PC games on Windows 10. In the six months since Windows 10 launched, it has already become the second most popular OS for Steam players behind Windows 7***.
- Minecraft is the number one grossing paid game in the Windows 10 store, a spot it has occupied since it launched in July 2015. Nearly 1 million Minecraft players have taken advantage of the offer to get the Windows 10 version free if you already own Minecraft for PC.
They also mentioned the exclusive games coming this year though the much awaited Scalebound was delayed for 2017 release.
- Gears of War 4 (Xbox One) – Multiplayer Beta in Spring 2016/Launch in Fall 2016
- Quantum Break (Xbox One) – April 5, 2016
- Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One & Windows 10) – Fall 2016
- Crackdown 3 (Xbox One) – Multiplayer in Summer 2016
- Fable Legends Open Beta (Xbox One & Windows 10) – Spring 2016
- ReCore (Xbox One & Windows 10) – 2016
- Sea of Thieves (Xbox One & Windows 10) – 2016
- Gigantic (Xbox One & Windows 10) – 2016
- Killer Instinct: Season 3 (Xbox One & Windows 10) – March 2016
- Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Windows 10) – Spring 2016
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition (Xbox One & Windows 10) – Spring 2016
- Cobalt (Xbox One, Xbox 360 & Steam) – Feb. 2, 2016
Which games or features are you excited for this year? Comment in the section below.