Following the launch of the Xbox One S and Forza Horizon 3, Microsoft has seen a huge climb in sales. There has been a large appeal for the Xbox One S itself with the fact that it supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) gaming, 4K streaming, and is the only console with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Going with all of this, the Xbox One S is now also the highest selling 4K Blu-Ray player in Australia.
In addition to this positive response to the Xbox One S, there has been an overwhelmingly positive response to Forza Horizon 3. The game received a metascore of 91 by reviewers on metacritic, and a score of 86 by users. It is definitely one of Xbox’s more successful exclusives. It is the fastest selling Xbox One exclusive and the largest Forza launch in Australia ever.
Jeremy Hinton, Xbox Business Lead at Microsoft Australia, said: “We’d like to thank our fans for their continued support and passion for Xbox in Australia. It’s great to see such enthusiasm for the new Xbox One S & Forza Horizon 3, as well as the range of exclusive bundles including Gears of War 4, Battlefield 1, FIFA 17 and Minecraft – all of which are available now. With the upcoming launches of Dead Rising 4 this December and Halo Wars 2 in February 2017, there has never been a better time to be an Xbox gamer.”
I personally picked up an Xbox One S recently with the launch of the Limited Edition Gears of War 4 Console. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time playing with it. I would highly recommend picking up the Xbox One S.