Xbox One Sales Doubled in June Thanks to Kinect-Less Bundle

Microsoft announced that Xbox One sales in the US in June were twice as much as they were in May thanks to the retail release of the Kinect-less bundle.

"Since the new Xbox One offering launched on June 9, we've seen sales of Xbox One more than double in the US, compared to sales in May," said the firm in an announcement late Wednesday afternoon.

The figures are based on "internal data based on retail calendar and sold through numbers" from Microsoft.

GameStop's senior VP of merchandising Bob Puzon said last month that US consumers had responded strongly to the $399 product and that units were 'flying off the shelves.'

"It's a huge win and a huge opportunity for us," said Puzon at the time.

According to figures from PD Group, Sony's PS4 has dominated Xbox One and Wii Us in the US hardware charts for five consecutive months (January-May), with Xbox One only having lead sales in December 2013. NPD sales figures for June are expected this week.

In May, Microsoft announced plans to drop Kinect as a mandatory Xbox One accessory, selling standalone Xbox One consoles without the device for $399.99, $100 less than its previous $500 price.

Source: CVG

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