According to an earlier report, Microsoft had revealed that sales of the Xbox One had doubled following the price cut from $499 to $399 which saw the exclusion of the Kinect. However how does it fare against the Sony PlayStation 4? Previously the PlayStation 4 was leading in terms of sales, but with the price cut and the reported increase in interest, has the Xbox One finally caught up?
Unfortunately that answer would be no. This is according to the NPD Group who have recently released their monthly report for physical sales in the US market for the month of June. Based on their latest figures, it would seem to suggest that despite increased interest in the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 still managed to earn the title of the top-selling console in the US for that month.
It’s actually interesting that the PlayStation 4 had managed to beat out the Xbox One because it serves to highlight the gap in the number of units sold. Considering that Microsoft had boasted that they had doubled their sales, it would seem that even doubling their sales isn’t enough to dethrone the PlayStation 4.
Last we heard, Sony had managed to sell over 7 million units worldwide, while Microsoft boasted over 5 million units shipped, where shipping numbers don’t necessarily translate into sales. In any case we guess Microsoft will just have to buckle down and hope that with upcoming titles, gamers will be more inclined to get their hands on an Xbox One.