If you’ve not been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Microsoft has announced that they will be launching an Kinect-less Xbox One bundle, and cutting the price by $100 (or it’s equivalent) in June. The latest NPD sales data in North America may explain why; the PlayStation 4 has outsold the Xbox One for the fourth consecutive month. Microsoft announced that they sold 115,000 units according to NPD Group sales data in April 2014, whilst Sony only confirmed that the PS4 was the best-selling console in the month of April.
The sales of both consoles has also, “more than doubled the combined sales of PS3 and 360 hardware through their first six months of sales”, which is quite an impressive feat. Xbox One sales in May are also likely to be painful for Microsoft as they announced the cheaper version of the console almost 1 month early, meaning several would-be owner will now wait until June 9th before purchasing. However, there’s a chance that June sales will be a lot better for the Xbox One, and it may allow the console to take the top spot in its home country once again.
Will Sony react in any way?