New data from the NPD group has revealed that Microsoft only managed to sell 115,000 Xbox One units during the month of April. The data also revealed that with the Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined, the Xbox platform sold the most games across all console platforms with 2.6 million games sold. The Xbox One sold 447,000 games in April while the Xbox 360 sold 2.2 million, totaling 53 percent of the total software.
“Combined, Xbox One and Xbox 360 held eight of the top 10 spots on the generation eight and generation seven console game lists in the U.S. And, Xbox One continues to outpace Xbox 360 sales in the same historical time period by selling over 76 percent more units in the first six months on the market,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
While the Xbox One sold 115,000 units in April, the Xbox 360 managed to sell 71,000 units. Comparatively, the Xbox One sold 311,000 units in the US during the month of March, surpassing Xbox 360 sales by more than 60% at the same point in time. The Xbox 360 wasn’t too bad itself, having sold 111,000 consoles during the month of March.
Xbox One and Xbox 360, combined, held eight of the top ten spots when it came to games in the US. These games include “Titanfall” (Xbox One), “Kinect Sports Rivals” (Xbox One), “Titanfall” (Xbox 360), “Call of Duty: Ghosts” (Xbox 360), “NBA 2K14” (Xbox 360), “Grand Theft Auto V” (Xbox 360), “Minecraft” (Xbox 360) and “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare” (Xbox 360).
Just recently, Microsoft announced that beginning June 9th, the Xbox One will also be made available without a Kinect for $399. This may have upset a lot of Xbox One owners and Kinect developers, but Microsoft is simply looking to catch up and overtake Sony’s PS4 in the next-gen console war by offering a cheaper priced gaming option.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One