GameStop Sees Strong Demand For Xbox One As A Result Of The Price Drop

Last week, we reported that Sony’s PS4 dominated the Xbox One for the fourth month in a row. New numbers from NPD revealed that Microsoft only sold 115,000 units of their Xbox One console for the month of April. Also, Microsoft announced a new cheaper SKU for Xbox One that will not include Kinect sensor and will cost $399 which is same as that of Sony’s PS4. Microsoft’s this move was to directly compete with Sony on price and it seems that it may work out as expected. GameStop during their earnings meet revealed that they are seeing strong demand for Xbox One after the price drop.

“I definitely think we’re already seeing in our stores with our reservation program as well as dialogue with PowerUp Rewards [members that] there’s a stronger demand as a result of the price drop,” Bartel said. “The good news for us is… we’ll sell a lot more units.”

“And that means there will be more [Xbox One] units out there to put software on,” Bartel went on to say. This is particularly noteworthy because GameStop’s margins are better for software than they are for hardware.

You can pre-order the Xbox One Console – Standard Edition without Kinect from Amazon and Xbox One Console – Standard Edition without Kinect Microsoft Store.

Source: Gamespot

  • NGM123

    Teh Xbox is nowhere, teh POS4 has so much more powers and it can leap tall buildings with a single bound.Microsoft’s will go bankrupt cause they hate their user base and Sony have been nominated for a sainthood. POS 4 FTW by a gazillion units.

    • JP

      Loll isnt it Sony that loses billions of dollar per year and is selling all of its divisions and buildings? Get your head out of your ass please!!

      • NGM123

        God, I thought the post was so dripping with obvious sarcasm even the most unintelligent would realise, apparently not.

        P O S 4 didn’t give you a clue? My god.

        • CyberAngel

          No, not at all!
          You sounded like a typical fan!

          • NGM123


    • Grim San

      Have you been reading the quarterly reports of who is losing money? Sony loses money on every PS4 unit. I can see you don’t have a Xbox One so you don’t know what you are talking about.

      Are you still feeling like a second class citizen because MS does not consider you important enough to get Cortana to you faster?????

      • NGM123

        C’mon Grim, not you as well, really?! See above

        • Grim San

          oops, FYI Colombian here.

          • NGM123


    • Bugbog

      Apparently Trolling has diminished the internet surfer’s ability to easily recognize sarcasm! :) (Overt or otherwise, especially if there is no emoticon to accompany it :/ :D)

      • NGM123


  • TheLastESPADA

    people stop saying price drop, price cut, etc its not its a new model with missing features, always trying to mislead people..m