Microsoft has announced that sales for the Xbox One continue to increase as the console has now shipped over 10 million units.
This was announced on the official Xbox Wire website. What’s interesting to note about the news is that USA sales figures for the Xbox One have tripled. This is all thanks to the recent price cut Microsoft set for the console. Over in the USA, you can now get the console for only $349. This is roughly $50 cheaper than the PS4 which is $399.
Microsoft also touted that the Xbox One has led console sales in the USA for the past two weeks now. The new price came into effect just two weeks ago so it really did make a huge impact on the sales. Customers really do like to find a bargain when they see one.
One year ago this wasn’t the case for the Xbox One. It was the most expensive new console costing $499. This was thanks to Microsoft forcing people to buy the Kinect 2.0. The device was included in every bundle, regardless if you wanted to use device or not.
Microsoft then removed the Kinect and offered the Xbox One for $399. Sales still weren’t increasing until the $349 price tag came in. It will be interesting to see if Sony decreases the price of the PS4 too to fight back.