Xbox One outsells PlayStation 4 in July according to NPD

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console outsold Sony’s PlayStation 4 in July for the first time in many months.

According to the NPD, the Xbox One has outsold the PlayStation 4 in July — something that hasn’t happened too often in the current console cycle. Of particular interest to note, the July sales figures do not include the newly launched Xbox One S console as pre-order sales are not included in NPD’s numbers.

“We’re honored that Xbox One was the best-selling console in the U.S. in July, and that total gaming hours on Xbox consoles globally were up 18 percent over last year, reaching 1.55 billion hours,” Xbox marketing boss Mike Nichols said in a statement provided to GamesBeat.

After the Xbox One S was announced at E3 this past year, along with Project Scorpio which is due out next year, the original Xbox One console model saw some price cuts, offering fantastic console and bundle deals for gamers. The Xbox One S, a slimmer white console with some upgraded features, has been selling well as the 2TB launch edition has pretty much sold out, and 500GB and 1TB versions are due out later this month.

“Following its release last week, the 2TB launch edition of Xbox One S sold out in the U.K. and is nearly sold out in the U.S.,” said Nichols. “Later this month on August 23, we will launch 500GB and 1TB options for Xbox One S at $299 and $349, respectively. We’re excited about all the fun gamers are having on Xbox One and all the new releases we’ll be bringing them this holiday.”

It will be interesting to see how the Xbox One does for August’s sales figures, could it top the PlayStation 4 two months in a row?

Could Microsoft finally be back on tracker with the Xbox One and gamers and consumers? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: GamesBeat
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