I am an official employee of M$....the sale statistics are of the utmost importance to us here at M$.
If you don't think sales matter long term, then just think of every system that failed because not enough user base to make creating games for worth it.
If you go over to the ps4 board you`ll see a slew of posts and topics proclaiming "We Won" etc. The "we" part is whats really funny...........
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