Microsoft “Pleased” With Kinect-less Xbox One Sales, Feels “Well Positioned” for The Holidays

on July 22, 2014 5:42 PM

Microsoft is holding its earnings conference call for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014, and Executive Vice President Amy Hood commented on the performance of the Kinect-less Xbox One offering and on the company’s outlook for the end of the year.

Also in June, we released our new Xbox One offering, and we’re pleased with the response. At E3, we reasserted our focus on games with blockbuster titles and key exclusives coming this holidays, with the progress we’re making in channel inventories, the new market for Xbox One and and our exciting game line up, we feel well positioned heading into the holiday season.

Earlier last week Microsoft announced that the Xbox One sold over twice as many units in June compared to May, so it’s not too surprising that the company is pleased with the results. We’ll have to stand by and see if the renewed focus on games will help the console shift gear during the holidays.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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