"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 says. "As we head into the busy holiday season, Xbox One led generation 8 console sales in the US for the past two weeks. Shortly, we will have sold in to retailers more than 10 million Xbox One consoles."
Microsoft recently announced the Xbox One would be $50 cheaper from November 2 to January 3, including consoles bundled with games. The Assassin's Creed: Unity Xbox One and Kinect bundle, for example, is $450, while that bundle without Kinect is $350.
The Xbox One trailed Sony's PS4 in sales during the consoles' first months on the market. Late in October, Sony announced worldwide PS4 sales of 13.5 million. In June, Microsoft started selling the Xbox One without Kinect for $400 – $100 cheaper than the Kinect-ed launch bundle – and the company reported sales that month were "more than double" those in May.