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Xbox One Sales More Than Double in June with New $399 Option and Unveiling of Holiday Games Lineup

Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong spike in interest in our Xbox One console options, including the new $399 offering, and the amazing lineup of games announced during E3. Since the new Xbox One offering launched on June 9th, we’ve seen sales of Xbox One more than double* in the US, compared to sales in May, and solid growth in Xbox 360 sales.

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MightyNoX1408d ago

They sold about 76k in May...sooooo~~~~ 150k? 160k? Will be interesting what the baseline will be for the coming months.

Abash1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

I'm guessing since they didn't say it was the highest selling next gen console or the #1 console in the June NPD, that means the PS4 outsold it yet again. That really looks bad for MS since the Xbox One is now selling at the same price as the PS4, which many would say the PS4 being cheaper was the only reason it was getting outsold each month.

n4gamingm1408d ago

How's that bad for microsoft because there not number 1. Lol ok

ThePope1408d ago

Its bad for Fanboys like you who think people don't have interest in the X1. Well apparently that's not the case. Better luck next time hater!

bicfitness1408d ago

It's a 5 week tracking period, so 30k/ wk with a price cut. That's pretty terrible, and still tracking way under 360 sales with launches aligned. Next month they'll be back to 100k or lower. This is the most obvious form of damage control prior to Sony stomping on their teeth in June NPD. I expect Sony comes in around 250-300K, since it's a 5 week tracking period.

rdgneoz31408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

If you read the fine print on the page, you'll notice something interesting.

"*- Internal data based on retail calendar and sold through numbers"

Usually they do sold to (retailers) numbers and not really sold through (to customers). Curious if they could sold even more if they dropped the price even more, seeing as the kinect stand alone will be going for $150 to $200 since the kinect v2 pc version is taking preorders for $200.

Mr Pumblechook1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

"Xbox One Sales More than Double." The announcement isn't as good as it sounds. May was the XB one's worst selling month. June figures are actually a cheat because they consist of FIVE weeks of sales and not four.

Many gamers waited until June to purchase an XB one which would have give the June figures a boost. It is a positive step that sales have been increased but the July sales numbers will tell us if the boost is consistent.

jackanderson19851408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

@rdgneoz3 sold through is sold to customers only (nice change i'll leave this here anywho)

also while it was a 5 week period the first 9 days of the "month" the SKU hadn't been released so they've effectively doubled may in the same time period unless people were insane (or really wanted a kinect) and bought en masse during the first 9 days

morganfell1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

Abash,

Other than Walmart, the X1 is farther behind the PS4 in online sales than at any time since launch. And at Walmart they are giving away multiple games with the X1 meaning they are losing money on those units.

This seems like a preemptive strike because they know the news tomorrow will not be good. I can imagine people saying, "Well the Kinectless Sku didn't launch until the 9th of June" but if you look at the sales it isn't helping and the units being moved at Walmart are Kinect versions.

threefootwang1408d ago

Why so much hate? Be glad they're doing well. More competition will keep the market healthy.

Fan boys from both consoles make you guys look like immature kids, grow up already.

MysticStrummer1408d ago

As others have said, this just means they doubled the previous month which was the lowest so far because of the impending cheaper sku. If that low month is thrown out and we compare this month to the previous month of "normal" sales, it would mean a sales bump of… not very much at all. When you take into account that this 5 weeks of data it looks even worse.

tbone5671408d ago

MS absolute crushing it. Double in sales from last month is fantastic. Plus with the MCC Xbox One will do even better this holiday. Can't wait. To Sony: Good luck to them. They release their financial numbers soon. I predict another 1 billion loss. It's been happening for the past 10 years so probably will happen again.

Army_of_Darkness1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

I think the $399 xbone is a terrible deal when you look at the entire picture.. $499 with kinect, a free game and 12 months subscription to live is a much better offer... But the average person doesn't see that I guess, just the cheaper price tag.

zero_gamer1408d ago

PS4 is outselling the Xbox ONE because of media reception favoring the former. It's basically set in stone. Even if the Xbox ONE was priced lower, say 350, a 400 dollar PS4 would likely outsell the Xbox ONE in most cases. Most developers of multi-plat games have a preference for the PS4 as well.

As far as pricing, the Wii U is the cheapest console of this generation.

SilentNegotiator1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

You know what? That was their game all along.

Sabotage May sales by announcing Kinectless bundle way ahead of time, get a "large" boost in June.

Azzanation1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

@Abash PS4 will always sell better then the XB1 because its available in 70+ countries compared to 13. Come back and say it once the XB1 is on equal ground. Japan has already shown interest in the XB1 with there pre-orders and there are plenty of other people in this world that would love to play XB1 games.

Also who the hell cares who sells more, I couldn't care less how much iPhones sell over Galaxy because there both great phones. As long as there both successful means will get better phones every year.

AngelicIceDiamond1408d ago

Wait a minute here

"which many would say the PS4 being cheaper was the only reason it was getting outsold each month."

@Bash

So you admit Sony was selling better because of the price?

Before I thought it was people were saying its the power, the PS4 is more friendly and people don't want a DRM console, the games, etc.

Now it comes down to the factor of its simply cheaper something I been saying since forever now.

I knew that obvious and blatant reasoning would make full circle now.

Eonjay1407d ago

@n4gamingm

It only looks bad if you're "in it to win it"

callahan091407d ago

@Azzanation: This is NPD, which means North American sales only counted here, and that's what we're discussing. It doesn't make any difference at all how many territories the PS4 is available in compared to the Xbox One, because we're talking about North America, where both consoles are available.

r2oB1407d ago

@ angelocicediamond

He is referring to the Xbox fans that used the cheaper price of the PS4 as an excuse to why it's selling more. Now they have no excuse since it's the same cost and was still outsold, so it's bad for MS. You should try and read and understand the whole statement rather than focusing on a single section and running with it.

Kidmyst1407d ago

If sales pick up and do really well, maybe MSFT will get the hint core gamers don't care for Kinect as much as MSFT though, and they will focus less on Kinect in the long run.

Kayant1407d ago (Edited 1407d ago )

"How's that bad for microsoft because there not number 1." - You think they are happy from leading from 2:1 or more to being the underdog?

It will be like Sony being happy about going to the insane success of PS2 to PS3.

And given the things such as their big marketing pushes and things like TF and the pushing for original programming which hasn't gone well as seen from it's closure I don't think they are happy none is it great for MS.

OT - Looks like early PR for their loss this month.

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NextLevel1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

That's NOT good. The 360's lowest month was 161,000 when it was supply constrained after Xmas. The Xbox One's last month was 77,000 in the US.

February 2006 | 161,000
http://vgsales.wikia.com/wi...

They are about to lose NPD (tomorrow) to the PS4, which is super embarrassing considering the backflips.

Dlacy13g1408d ago

Only one thing embarrassing around here is certain individual on his own personal crusade against the Xbox One. A clue, look this way ^^

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jacksons981407d ago

I agree it's embarrassing, MS has made bad decision after bad decision with Xbox. They have always treated their fans like an open ATM. I think they believed they could charge an extra $100 for lower hardware with XboxOne and nobody would care.

Death1407d ago

Xbox One was bundled with Kinect for $100 more. Kinect has been removed whick puts the Xbox at the same price as the PS4. If knowing that the 1080p image on your screen is native vs upscaled is going to burn a hole in your heart, the PS4 is the way to go. If you put more emphasis on games than you do hardware, you have to decide if the PS4, Xbox One or even WiiU is right for you.

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XiSasukeUchiha1408d ago

I feel a genjutsu coming on towards the fandom

MS hopefully you guys actually success and survive like the generations before it.

scotmacb1408d ago

You really need to get a girlfriend x1 is selling faster than x360 ever did and that sold 80 million

ABizzel11408d ago

Based on total sales in the same amount of time. Yes the XBO is selling better than the 360, mainly due to the 2+ million units it sold at launch.

Based on Year 1 sales (aka January 1 - December 31). No the 360 has been outselling the XBO even though supply constraints were hitting the 360.

So it depends on which way you choose to look at it. From a Marketing Standpoint the first is what you give to the public to make things seem like their completely fine.

But from a business standpoint the 2nd is the real story and it's the reason MS is doing so much to change their current state.

Jrmy841408d ago

Leave him alone he's our amusement(^_^)

Flamingweazel1408d ago

ROFL, this again, it will be behind 360 soon, it fell off a cliff in JAN< stop with this BS. Only ahead of 360 early because supply is a lot better now.

McScroggz1408d ago

Yeah it's probably ~160k. Although this is in a five week NPD month. It's still a big improvement, especially considering it's at the start of the summer drought. Not sure what the baseline on these consoles are going to be, but the Xbox One needs to get some positive momentum going.

This is a start.

Bathyj1408d ago

Well didnt sales slow to a crawl in May as everyone knew a price cut was coming? I'd be more interested in June compared to April or March.

tiffac0081408d ago

X1
March: 311,000
April 115,000
May 77,000

Expected June numbers: 154,000

I think MS got the desired effect from the Kinectless sku since the announcement was made in May and they got a slight boost compared to the April numbers.

Bathyj1408d ago

Thank you. Have a helpful bubble. It will be interesting to see if its enough for XB to win. If it doesnt thats 6 straight months to PS4.

callahan091407d ago

@tiffac008: It's not bad, but it isn't that good either, because May's numbers could be considered to show a drop-off in sales from people who were anticipating the June SKU. So June's increase in sales + May's decrease = a two month total of ~237,00 (assuming the 160k estimate turns out to be about accurate for June).

That's just a marginally bigger number than if you didn't announce a new SKU and sold at April's numbers during the two months, which would have been ~230,000. That's about a 3% margin of difference, which means there really isn't any appreciable significant difference at all.

gman_moose1408d ago

I liked this part:

"Starting in August with the release of Madden NFL 15, new blockbuster hits will launch for Xbox One at an incredible pace throughout the fall, as we head into the holiday season. "

Translation: We have no games in July, a multi-plat in August, nothing in September. But we won best lineup of 2014 award at E3 so shut up.

Legacy2121408d ago

How do some people on this site have doo ksny bubbles when they are clearly the biggest trolls on this site. I hate when people pretend to be neutral but are such stealth fan boys.
Great for microsoft for selling what they did. Keep bringing on the great games. People try to twist anything microsoft says so hard but take the word of sony like its the voice of god. Its soo pathetic. Just pure hate ad animosity. I love my x1 just as much as my ps4 and vita and 3ds and wii u. How these people like next level and morganfell call themselves gamers is beyond me. Its like a religious sony crusade trying to convery everyone to sony by force and ridicule.

snookiegamer1407d ago (Edited 1407d ago )

@Legacy212

Why the heck are you so concerned with other peoples 'Bubbles' and 'Gaming Habits'?

Interesting, you use the word 'Hate' when describing People, but use the word 'Love' to describe how you feel about your Consoles.

Says a lot about you.

TheRedButterfly1407d ago

@Snookie

It's because the bubble system is so easy to game.

Look at my bubble total. I'm sub-default bubbles. Why is that? Because the overwhelming majority of people on this site have a problem with the fact that I think X is better than Y or that I don't think that X is worse than Y.

Aka, if you aren't on the "winning" side of the 'console war', your down voted into oblivion, and subsequently silenced. But the bigger fanboys? The ones Legacy was addressing? They run the site, and they also run the conversation.

If OP disagrees with someone? Instead of that someone getting to add their two cents to every conversation (like OP does) they instead are disallowed any say in anything.

TL;DR: Silencing someone you disagree with doesn't make for a healthy community or conversation - just like Nintendo or Microsoft going out of business/selling off their gaming devision doesn't make for a healthy gaming industry.

Conversation/competition is healthy, and when you take that away and leave only one party standing, everything goes to shit.

jjonez181408d ago

This month's NPD accounts for 5 weeks instead of 4. Console sales across the board will seemingly see a spike. With that said, I don't find it hard to believe that the X1 has doubled it's US sales with the introduction of the 399$ version and an extra week.
They've put out a quality product at a competitive price, I don't see how their bottom line could be anything but better.

kratoz12091408d ago

My insider said they sold 12 units ;\

Magicite1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

Bad results in May multiplied by 2 = still bad results in June.
Although I dont see any serious bump in X1 sales until Destiny launch.
BTW if people think price is main factor, then why is WiiU selling so poorly and why is PS4 outselling 3DS on monthly basis?

kenshiro1001408d ago

Azzanation : Are we still using this excuse?

FanboyKilla1408d ago

EVERYONE in here posting negative comments about xone are trolls. point blank period...... why soooo insecure. lmfao hater! whats even more funny your commemts mean zilch. they dont stop the fact. lmao its like the article said fanboys and haters sign here, because you did. EXPOSED.

snookiegamer1407d ago

@FanboyKilla

Say's Mister Xbox One Bubble....hmm wonder what TROLLING antics may have caused you to lose them?

Think people will take advice from someone who can construct a sentence properly. At least ;/

SpinalRemains1381407d ago (Edited 1407d ago )

No.

This is a classic example of dishing it out, but not being able to take it.

Everyone around here knows this site was an Xbox haven from 05-10.

Now the shoe is on the other foot and most forget history and whine.

Give me a break. If you have thin skin, then leave. PS fans were trolled into oblivion for years and we are still here.

We all had 1 and two bubbles for enjoying SONY for a long time.

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lifeisgamesok1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

No matter the doom haters wish upon the Xbox One

Things keep getting better

Once the general public gets around to seeing that the games look the same and they're more good games on Xbox One (happening as we speak) Xbox One will catch up

WeAreLegion1408d ago

Objectivity is not your strong suit, is it?

its_JEFF1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

@lifeisgamesok

I don't think the "general public" even knew there was a difference. I doubt they really care about 900p vs 1080p or know the difference between 30fps vs 60pfs. Unfortunately for the American market, which the xbox is reliant on, it's a very fickle market. They'll leave you as quickly as they flocked to you... And right now, the PS4 is just "hotter" than the X-1, not by much, in terms of numbers, mind you. The real difference is the world market, that is where the PS4 is really widening the gap. Fear not, if you own an X-1, the X-1 will sell. Many great exclusives and multiplats, have and will continue to make it's way to the system. MS will not allow the X-1 to fail.

SCW19821408d ago

Sorry bud general public won't come around to the idea that the games look the same because they don't but keep dreaming.

pyramidshead1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

Way to insult the general public's intelligence just so you can say your favourite console is selling well. That's when you know you're in deep because the games do not look the same. Only a jaded Xbone gamer would say otherwise.

There's more games on PS4 too, 'good' is down to opinion. :)

edit: Also your view of things getting better is the same as the spike in sales Titanfall inflicted...but didn't move the needle. Seems to be the same situation. It's going to be a very long gen for you lifeisagameok.

snookiegamer1407d ago (Edited 1407d ago )

@Anti-Gamers

It's good right?...the Xbox One is gaining some momentum. How can anyone fight that? Forget the branding/system for a moment and think!

It's great that 'Gaming' is on the up! PC, PS4, X1 & Wii U. How can any serious gamer find a negative in that?

Games, Games, Games....Now shuddup!

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truefan11408d ago

UH OH, NPD is tomorrow, I said XB1 would win June, July, October, November, and December. This is the first test, in June neither had big games released and the prices are the same. Come on XB1 don't let me down, I put some pride on the line.

OpieWinston1408d ago

I say wait for the holidays. Because the fact that it sold double units in June is a win regardless.
No big games hitting June/July/August so not a lot of reasons to pick up consoles until Fall and Holiday.

Both systems selling is good news across the board, but fanboys need to stop turning it into a pissing match.

christocolus1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

I'm really happy for MS.i hope they keep doing better over the coming months,they've been working really hard these past months..announcing SO, FH2 and halo MCC bundles should help too..but right now I'm actually more excited to know what they have planned for gamescom and tgs. Need more western&japanese exclusive ips and also im looking forward to seeing some Quantum break,Ori, scalebound and crackdown gameplay. Hopefully 343 shows off halo mcc and rare announces atleast one of their new games at the show too.

I would go crazy if MS announced a new lost odysee or Otogi at TGS.

OpieWinston1408d ago

Gamescom will be big...MS is clearly comitted with plans for Gamescom/TGS.

As I sit here and drool for Quantum Break.

Scalebound/Sunset Overdrive turned me on but Quantum Break has me begging.

Gamescom can't get here faster.

And at this point, I'm just trying to ignore all naysayers.

I've got an X1 & PS4 so my only fear is MS lagging behind to the point that my PS4 loses value. (Competition dies)

christocolus1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

@opie

I got a ps4 with infamous but my nephew literally owns the console now,he plays it all the time. I barely have enough time to play either one of them .in the past few weeks I've been so busy all i've touched is ki, a few mins of titanfall and pvz . Its crazy...smh.

I don't think MS will.it can only get better. competition is needed in this industry&MS is actually the only company capable of competing with sony on every level. Sega couldn't, nintendo is trying but its hard so that leaves MS as their main competitor. Without MS, Sony wouldn't step up their game to this level.

PrinceOfAllSaiyans1408d ago

Wtf is your problem dude ? Are you that damn loyal to a company that doesn't give a shit about your ass ?

OT-I'm sure the Xb1 put up good numbers after a decent E3 showing and price drop.

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its_JEFF1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

@truefan1

I like your optimism... can't really hate someone, that much anyway, for that but damn that's some bold predictions there. Especially after the PS4 has been "Winning" month after month. I guess we'll see tomorrow when the numbers are released if you were right or not. I'm sure if you're not "right" it really wouldn't' phase you at all.

FITgamer1408d ago

I'll expect you to absent from the comment section tomorrow when NPD articles get posted.

OrangePowerz1408d ago

Unlikely for June otherwise the press release would most likely say best selling console in the US for the month of June.

pyramidshead1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

Screengrabbing this comment for later, so I can own you so deliciously good.

ABizzel11408d ago

@truefan1

I think you're about to be disappointed, because so far estimates are at:

PS4: 170k
XBO: 155k
Wii U: 117k

July should be the same thing with TLoU being the only big game hitting that month. The holiday season could be in favor of the XBo simply, because it'll get it's worldwide launch which will inflate numbers for those who rush out to get it, but ultimately they'll be back in 2nd come New Year (albeit a closer 2nd than before).

zeuanimals1408d ago (Edited 1408d ago )

You put pride on the line? Come on man. It's a console, not your kid competing in the Olympics.

BX811408d ago

Pride on a company and it's sales numbers? Oh boy

SmielmaN1407d ago

Pride on the line? Buddy your a joke on this site

OT: if MS has it's bragging hat on before a ASAP then it must be at the top or really close, otherwise they would keep quiet (ie:titanfall). Expect Xbone to be 1 or 2 in the US this month.

maddskull1407d ago

how are you now. you are just a person with no pride.

KingofGambling1406d ago (Edited 1406d ago )

Your pride just went out the window.
http://n4g.com/news/1550980...

Kryptix1406d ago

lol

I'm wondering, where have you been at with all these NPD articles proving that the PS4 outsold the Xbox One even with the massive price drop? Almost 2 months combined, one to know about it and one to buy it, and it was still outsold by 50k+.

You lost your pride, but it's time to get your soul back. Just quit, nobody takes you serious...