Despite doubled sales, the Xbox One is still being outsold by the PS4

According to an earlier report, Microsoft had revealed that sales of the Xbox One had doubled following the price cut from $499 to $399 which saw the exclusion of the Kinect. However how does it fare against the Sony PlayStation 4? Previously the PlayStation 4 was leading in terms of sales, but with the price cut and the reported increase in interest, has the Xbox One finally caught up? Unfortunately that answer would be no. This is according to the NPD Group who have recently released their monthly report for physical sales in the US market for the month of June. Based on their latest figures, it would seem to suggest that despite increased interest in the Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 still managed to earn the title of the top-selling console in the US for that month.

The NPD Group today released its monthly report for physical sales in the United States during June. Along with it, the respective console manufacturers have made their own announcements based on the report, and according to Sony, the PlayStation 4 was the top-selling system in the U.S. during June. That’s an especially noteworthy accomplishment given the momentum the Xbox One gained last month. Just yesterday, Microsoft announced that Xbox One sales had more than doubled in June (compared with May) after its Kinect-less, $400 model went on sale. No specific figures were offered, and as a result, it was difficult to tell just how many systems the price drop helped to sell. The company announced earlier today it would lay off up to 18,000 people and shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, but the majority of the layoffs have nothing to do with Xbox. We now know, courtesy of a statement from Sony’s Guy Longworth, that the PS4 came out on top in the U.S. during June. Sony offered up a handful of other notes regarding the success of the PS4, including the fact that this marks the sixth month in a row that the PS4 was the top seller in the U.S. Additionally, PS4 was the top platform for physical software sales among the new generation of platforms.

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By Michio Hasai

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