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PS4 still outselling Xbox One despite Microsoft's Kinect-less offering

Even Nintendo is catching up
Fri Jul 18 2014, 15:01
Sony playstation PS4 with controller

SONY'S PLAYSTATION 4 (PS4) games console continues to outsell the Xbox One, despite Microsoft boasting just yesterday that Xbox One sales have doubled since it offered a cut-price version without the Kinect sensor.

Unsurprisingly, Sony announced the news, and tweeted that its PS4 remains the number one selling console in the US, making it six months in a row.

Sony tweeted, "Breaking news: PS4 is #1 top-selling US next-gen console in June, 6th month in a row. Thanks for your support! < 3"

Not just Sony is saying this, though, as the latest NPD Report backs up the company's claims, showing that the PS4 outsold the Xbox One throughout the month of June. The report didn't mention any specific figures.

This comes despite Microsoft's boastful claims that sales of its Xbox one console have doubled since it started offering a version without the Kinect sensor, which also saw the console receive a £50 price cut.

A Microsoft spokesperson said, "Since the new Xbox One offering launched on June 9th, we've seen sales of Xbox One more than double in the US, compared to sales in May, and solid growth in Xbox 360 sales."

It's not just Sony that Microsoft should be worried about, as Nintendo revealed on Friday that sales of its Wii U console saw an increase of 48 percent in June, with software sales seeing a huge 129 percent year on year increase.

Nintendo says this is thanks to Mario Kart 8, which it claims has sold 885,000 units - more than 470,000 in June alone.

This isn't the only bit of bad news Microsoft has had this week. As well as CEO Satya Nadella announcing 18,000 job cuts across the company, the firm also announced the shutdown of its Xbox Entertainment Studio. µ


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