REDMOND EMPLOYER Microsoft is rather pleased to announce that people are still keen on its Xbox One and are still handing over money for it.
This is probably unsurprising, as the Xbox One has games, marketing money, promotional material and features thrown at it. It is also the month before Christmas, and we all know how that goes.
The console is helped out by the release of games like Minecraft, Sunset Overdrive, Destiny and the just outed Halo Master Chief collection, and the firm thanks titles like these for the console's success in the stores.
A price cut has also proved handy, and Microsoft said that stores can't stop ordering the £349 device.
"The past few weeks have been incredibly exciting, marked by a series of highly anticipated game and bundle launches and the most affordable prices yet for Xbox One," said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of devices and studios at Microsoft.
"We are humbled by the positive response to our new offerings and grateful for the support from our fans.
"The response to this wave of blockbuster game releases and new bundles has been amazing, and sales have skyrocketed since the new price took effect on 2 November.
"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."
Mehdi said that the Xbox One has beaten rival generation consoles, we assume the PS4, in sales over the past two weeks. He reckons that "shortly" the firm will have sold some 10 million units to retailers.
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