Microsoft hopes to finally see its Xbox One overtake the PlayStation 4

Are the tides turning as the Xbox One begins to outsell the PlayStation 4?

Published Sun, Dec 7 2014 6:44 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:12 PM CST

The Sony PlayStation 4 has largely dominated the Microsoft Xbox One throughout 2014, but a recent price cut - and unbundling the Xbox One from the Kinect - has helped generate more interest in the Xbox One. The price cut helped spur sales for the Xbox One, with Microsoft trying to build on a strong end of 2014 leading into the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early 2015.

Microsoft hopes to finally see its Xbox One overtake the PlayStation 4 | TweakTown.com

The Xbox One snatched up 53 percent of console sales on Black Friday, while the PS4 trailed with 31 percent - and both companies likely saw strong sales on Cyber Monday - as sales continue leading up to Christmas.

Microsoft added this tidbit: "Since the new Xbox One offering launched on June 9, we've seen sales of Xbox One more than double in the U.S., compared to sales in May."

NEWS SOURCES:fool.com, i.ytimg.com

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