Xbox One sales have doubled since dropping the Kinect like a hot rock

By Brenna Hillier
17 July 2014 00:51 GMT

Unbuckling the Kinect from the Xbox One and dropping the price by $100 has accelerated the console’s sales. Surprise!


Xbox One sales since the launch of the Kinect-free bundle in early June have “more than doubled” May’s sales, Microsoft said on Xbox Wire, drawing on internal sales data.

This statistic only applies to the US; we’re yet to hear updates on other territories, although it’s not hard to imagine price matching the PS4 has helped the Xbox One out across the board.

Moving into the future, Microsoft said “new blockbuster hits will launch for Xbox One at an incredible pace throughout the fall”, starting with Madden NFL 15 in August.

“Gamers love the holidays and we are lining up incredible deals and special promotions to celebrate. The fun is just getting started and we can’t wait to share more exciting news soon,” the company added.

Microsoft also said that Xbox 360 sales have seen “solid growth”.

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