Microsoft’s new-gen console is nearing the 10 million unit sold mark, after the PS4 hit 13 million in October.
Sony’s console is still enjoying that lead that it basically started off with, but thanks to a drop (and Kinect deletion) the Xbox One isn’t doing too bad either. Microsoft VP Yusuf Mehdi said that sales have “skyrocketed” since the console dropped in price earlier this month.
The console has reportedly tripled in sales when compared week-over-week, from the last week of October to the first here in November, which is of course, a very good thing for Microsoft. The company’s last console was a pretty big success, outselling all others here in the States as that generation came to a close and interest in the Wii waned, seeing the Xbox One get off to an inauspicious start probably wasn’t putting any smiles on the faces of the folks in Redmond.
10 million though, marks a pretty nice turnaround for the Xbox One, which kicked off it’s own life facing a few pretty big hurdles. Kinect inclusion by default, a higher price point (thanks to Kinect), and some still lingering poor consumer sentiment from the policies announced at E3 that year (most of which were gone by launch time) all led to lower sales originally.
Now though, it looks like things are looking up for the Xbox One, and it should be very interesting to see where things stand after the Holiday shopping season dust clears.