Microsoft Sees Increased Xbox One Sales Momentum After Price Cut

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In May, Microsoft announced a new Xbox One SKU at a lower price point that will start at $399. The only difference is that you won’t get Kinect sensor with it. This SKU was made available in all markets where Xbox One is currently on sale. Microsoft made the following statement regarding the new Xbox SKU,

Our new Xbox One offering will continue to deliver access to the best blockbuster games like “Titanfall,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Dead Rising 3,” and the upcoming “Watch Dogs,” “Destiny” and “Sunset Overdrive.” You will also be able to access popular entertainment apps, such as Twitch, YouTube, and Netflix, as well as watch live TV and use OneGuide. Finally, you will continue to be able to use many of the unique features of Xbox One including the ability to get game invites while you watch TV, switch between games and entertainment apps, enjoy Twitch broadcasts, and upload your favorite gaming moments.

And as per early reports, Microsoft’s move has paid off. Xbox Marketing Director Harvey Eagle said during a talk attended by TrustedReviews that they are seeing increasing sales momentum for Xbox One in the past weeks.

“Our momentum has really improved in the past weeks and months and we’re obviously really happy about that”, And by momentum I mean sales”.

You can order this Xbox One Console – Standard Edition without Kinect from Amazon.

You can order this Xbox One Console – Standard Edition without Kinect Microsoft Store.

Source: TrustedReviews



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  • forza4ever

    With the best games, features and online service available on any console and the coming worlwide xbox one release this fall…its only a matter of time before xbox one leads the console market. Couldnt be happier with my xbox one !

    • Robert Sims

      I hope you are right forza4ever. I got my xbox one on day one and cost me a crap load with games. Lets hope that people can see the true potential of this console because its so much more than a games machine.

      • forza4ever

        I use it for games, TV, skype, and multimedia. Looking forward to coming original tv programming as well. Worth every penny of the $499 i paid…but there is the $399 option now also. You could always get a ps4 and be bitching that you have no decent games and less multimedia capabilities ???

        • Not_true

          PS4 has many great AAA games that gamers love, and tons of indie games. That’s why it’s 8.5+ million in sales and growing. Sony’s large number of well funded 1st parties will ensure PS4 has a ton of great AAA exclusives, as many or more than PS3.
          PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, Resogun DLC, and lots of indies.

          PS4 has 36+ AAA games from July to December 2014, or 6 per month. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

    • XBoxer1

      Why care about leading the market? How does it’s market share matter to your enjoyment?

      • forza4ever

        Oh it doesnt…but the article is about increased sales…therefore i provided my opinion of its coming sales success.

        • Not_true

          Xbox will get a sales recovery eventually, but it won’t surpass PS4 globally.

    • DarthTigris

      No, it won’t lead the market. PS fanboys and MS haters outnumber MS fans and are far more vocal and vitriolic. The marketshare in NA may be more competitive, but the rest of the world (with the surprisingly refreshing and patient response of Japan) is a lost cause.

      • forza4ever

        Disagree…they will go where the best games are eventually and they are and will be on xbox one. Ps fanboys microsoft haters whatever…they will go where the best games are when they are tired if missing out.

        • DarthTigris

          Right now the best games are on XB1. It looks like that’ll be the case at least until year’s end. Yet, look at what ‘gamers’ are buying mostly.

          Last gen, the best games were on 360 for the first few years, yet outside NA ‘gamers’ were flocking to the PS3 and thusly it surpassed 360 sales there.

          I like your confidence in the maturity, fairness and reasonableness of ‘gamers’, but I also know what I have seen and am seeing. Hope you’re right though …

          • Not_true

            All 3 consoles have good games and have their plusses and minuses. It’s only fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other.

            PS4 is selling on lower price, the best visuals on console multiplats, better PR and global appeal, long term 1st party support, large number of 1st party studios, more total games and dev support including Japanese and indie devs, wider variety of games, and PS+ value.

            PS4/Sony exclusives Jun-Dec: The Last of Us Remastered, Driveclub, LittleBigPlanet 3, Infamous: First Light, Samurai Warriors 4, Natural Doctrine, Guilty Gear Xrd, Singstar, Resogun DLC, and lots of indies.

            PS4 has 36+ AAA games from July to December 2014, or 6 per month. Most of those are multiplatform but there’s no shortage of AAA games for PS4 owners.

        • Not_true

          All 3 consoles have good games and have their plusses and minuses. It’s only fanboys mindlessly trashing one or the other.

      • Not_true

        XB1 in Japan isn’t going to do any better than 360 over 8 years. Considering the shrinking console market in Japan, probably worse.

        • Rikkirik

          PS4 sales for Q1 in Japan we’re dismall, only 15000 units sold. The market for PS4 in Japan, it’s biggest market is already gone sour. This has to do with the great value that PS3 still has. Microsoft has the same problem with the XB 360. Microsoft expects to sell 20 milion XB 360 in 2014. This will eat into sales of XB1. Remember more than 70 million people stil have an XB 360 at home. Microsft is at least selling the XB1 without Kinect. Furthermore XB1 has still not been launched in most countries , 13 compared to PS4 52. In the second half of this year the XB1 will be spread to other countries. So the XB1 still has a lot of growth potential. But the slowing sales momentum of Ps4 in it’s biggest market, Japan, does not bode well for sales of the PS4 world wide.

          • Not_true

            PS4 is doing ok in Japan, it’s selling as well as PS3 and Wii U, about 7-9k a week. Japan isn’t PS4’s biggest market, the USA is.

            Half of 2014 over and 360 has only sold a little over a million globally. 20 million 360s in 2014 is an impossible number.

            Tier 2 countries will do very little for Xbox sales (an extra 5-10% per month at most). PS4 will outsell Xbox in September globally like every other month.

            Unless PS4 royally screws up, it’s secured 1st place this gen.

    • Not_true

      XB1 will never catch up to PS4 in global sales.

      • boohooboohooboo

        only because japanese people are racists and wont buy American. Not that I blame them. There was that whole WWII thing.

        • FellowRacist Idiot

          Same is true about Jews, Indians, Blacks, Mexicans & and any other person who don’t bleed red, white & blue!

          Damn brother, let’s go look for a war to start.

        • WPhan

          Looking at the numbers, Japanese are buying a good deal of iFruit products so that anti American thing may not be right.

      • Rikkirik

        That’s exactly what they said about the Xbox 360 when it was launched. But 10 years later Microsoft had sold 80 million units, the same as the PS3. And this last year the Xbox 360 is outselling the PS3. XB1 will do exactly the same to the PS4, but in a shorter a timeframe of 5 years.

        • Not_true

          No. XB1 doesn’t have the advantages PS3 did to catch up globally.

          • koenshaku

            You are right, not only that X1 was a PR disaster with all the secrecy draconian policies in light of the NSA leaks. I still haven’t purchased one and I don’t even like Playstation whereas I bought the last two. I have no intention of buying one in the future either not only is it graphically inferior, but they allowed their reps to basically give their consumers golden showers.

          • Not_true

            PS3 got crapped on for years with bad PR, it might take Xbox One just as long before most consumers trust the brand again.

      • david

        Sony will not last 5 years.

        • Not_true

          They will, only ignorant fanboys are braying for bankruptcy that won’t happen.

          • koenshaku

            It could well happen they haven’t been profitable in years.

          • Not_true

            They’re doing what they need to drop losing divisions (TV and PC mostly). Losses should be smaller this year.

          • Emacho

            that is just another way of saying that they are heading towards failure at a slower pace than the last several years.

          • Not_true

            Those two divisions have been dragging down profits for years, getting rid of them is a big first step towards letting the profitable divisions do their thing.

  • Avatar Roku

    “Price cut” where they remove the Kinect that they sell separately for $199 and the games they sell separately for over $50. Yeah okay. That’s not a price cut. That’s the idiot version.

    • forza4ever

      Confused about your comment…they put out a cheaper bundle without the kinect…that will appeal to quite a few people. If they want to add the kinect when they are ready, they can do so. More options…very wise decision in my opinion.

      • Pinchy

        I think he is saying it’s crazy to buy it without Kinect, and I’d have to agree. $399 + a game @ $60, you’re only saving $40 to not get Kinect… Microsoft is giving away a game it seems all the time with the Kinect bundles, so he’s right, you’re not saving very much.

        • hushv

          Summary: Penny wise, pound foolish.

        • forza4ever

          Agreed best deal is with kinect…i have it and love it. But the $399 bundle is no different than the ps4 base bundle, regardless.

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  • Rikkirik

    For all those PS fanboys trashing the Xbox, lets face the fact that, even if we can’t agree on which consoles have the best games, (let’s say the are even on that front), we must face the truth that the Xbox is the most feature rich game console of them all

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