Xbox One Was Best Selling Console in US in the Week of E3; Had Most Awarded Lineup in Xbox History

on July 16, 2015 7:41 PM

In the wake of the NPD numbers released today, Microsoft had some figures of its own to share by way of marketing head Aaron Greenberg.

Greenberg commented on Twitter explaining that Xbox One sales saw a 51% increase year on year, and that the console pulled ahead of its rivals during the week of E3, with a rather massive 79% increase in moved unit compared to 2014.

Greenberg also shared some flattering numbers on the awards received at E3 by the upcoming line-up for Xbox One, also mentioning that Halo 5: Guardians was the most awarded Halo game ever:

Lastly, he mentioned that it was a good month for everyone, citing how Nintendo’s Splatoon did well in the ranking.

With the fall closing in fast, it’ll be interesting to see if the strong Xbox One line-up will allow Microsoft to even the odds against Sony’s offering.

 /  Executive News Editor
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