Xbox One Doubles US Sales in June Thanks to Kinect-Less Console and E3 Announcements

on July 16, 2014 6:49 PM

Tomorrow NPD will publish its sales data for the US market tomorrow, but apparently Microsoft decided to jump start them and publish its own stats today. According to Redmond’s company the Xbox One more than doubled its sales in June compared to May.

Microsoft attributes the increase in sales to “the new $399 offering” and “The amazing lineup of games announced during E3.” Interestingly, the lack of Kinect is never directly mentioned. It has become somewhat of a taboo in Microsoft’s official communication, but that’s marketing for you.

Looks like there’s still room for pitched competition this year, which is always a good thing. Tomorrow we’ll know if the Xbox One managed to overtake its arch-rival, at least for┬áJune. My money is on a very close result, one way or another.

 /  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.