The Xbox One has seen a huge turnaround in sales figures after the $50 holiday price drop on Nov. 2. Xbox Wire is reporting that sales have “more than tripled” in that time frame, and it has altogether shipped a grand total of 10 million units to retailers worldwide.
Along with these figures, Microsoft claims that the Xbox One sales pace is currently the fastest of the three eigth-generation consoles.
Compared to the previous week, Xbox One sales in the US have more than tripled, which is exciting as more and more friends will be playing together this holiday. As we head into the busy holiday season Xbox One led generation 8 console sales in the US for the past two weeks. Shortly, we will have sold in to retailers more than 10 million Xbox One consoles.
Aside from the $50 price drop to $349.99, Microsoft also laid the success at the doorstep of its biggest blockbuster releases from the last few weeks: Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It also lauded third-party bundles with huge games like Assassin’s Creed Unity and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
We have listened to your feedback and have worked hard to deliver hundreds of improvements to Xbox One, celebrated the launch of amazing new games, and sought ways to offer more value for you. As we reach this milestone, I remain awestruck by your passion for games and your support of Xbox One. Thank you for an incredible year.
It has always seemed like an uphill battle for Microsoft this generation with nothing but bad press following its reveal and its apparently limited powers next to the PlayStation 4 in the resolution and frames-per-second departments. Congratulations on turning the ship around heading into this generation’s first full holiday season.
Can it keep up the pace and catch up with Sony before the holiday is out?