Microsoft stops reporting console sales

Platform holder will now release details on Xbox Live metrics instead
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A Microsoft source has confirmed that the company will no longer provide sales updates for Xbox One.

As reported by Game Informer, the firm has stopped reporting console sale totals as of its most recent quarterly report – which explains why the usual figures were mysteriously absent from Microsoft's results earlier this week.

Microsoft will focus on engagement data as its measuring stick and shift away from unit-to-unit comparisons with Sony's PS4 console.

The company plans to provide Xbox Live metrics in place of sales figures on all quarterly reports moving forward – such as the recent news that the number of monthly active users on the online service is up 28 per cent year-over-year and has surpassed 39m users.

This story was originally published on our sister-site, MCV.