A big reason for that might be its exclusives, or lack thereof.
While Sony have been hitting it out of the park with efforts like Horizon: Zero Dawn and Uncharted 4, Microsoft’s unit-shifting mainstays have underwhelmed.
Bear in mind that the Xbox One doesn’t really boast a great deal of true exclusives as many of their big-hitters can also be found on PC because of Play Anywhere; consider this to be a list of console exclusives instead.
In addition, we’re avoiding remasters and collections, so Rare Replay and The Master Chief Collection don’t make the cut (as good as they are).
Despite releasing only early last year, it’s been harshly overlooked and already seemingly forgotten about, but it really shouldn’t be.
There’s nothing wrong with that if a murderthon is what you’re after, something which Ryse will oblige in bringing to you in spades.
It can’t hold a candle to almost any RTS on PC, but it bridges a gap between hardcore and casual strategy games well enough to appeal to players of both.
Expanding the Halo universe, Halo Wars 2 introduced new villains and heroes while improving upon its predecessor in key areas, though it can feel flat at points during its campaign.
Compulsion Games, Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Undead Labs, and the brand new The Initiative will all be a part of the Xbox family going forward.
While there are still plenty to come in 2018 and beyond, it’s time to look at some of the best Xbox One exclusives we’ve seen so far.