"As the best-selling console in the U.S. in April, fans set record April sales and engagement for Xbox One last month," Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols told GamesBeat in response to the April figures. "Xbox One console sales in the U.S. increased 63 percent in April 2015 compared to April 2014, and Xbox Live comparisons showed the number of active global users [Xbox One and Xbox 360] grew 24 percent. We are grateful to our fans for their passion and support and are looking forward to sharing more on the best game lineup in Xbox history at E3."
Microsoft Corp.’s hotly anticipated Xbox One went on sale Friday at midnight around the world, and a check of major retailers indicates that the console has already sold out.
Earlier this week at a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference Electronic Arts, EA, CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed some interesting numbers regarding console sales. He estimated that there have been close to 60 million combined Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles sales. However, this does mean that the Xbox One seems to still be having trouble catching up to the Playstation 4's sales because so far Sony has sold 36 million units worldwide since the console's launch, which would mean that Microsoft has sold a mere 24 million in comparison.
The Xbox One is on sale once more for $299, a savings of $50 from its retail price of $349. As many times as the Xbox One has gone on sale at this price point for past couple of months, I am surprised that this isn’t a permanent price cut.