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Another month means we get another look at how the Xbox One is doing in the latest stats out from the NPD. Last month we learned that over 5 million Xbox One consoles have been shipped since launch. Those numbers were of course for March, so now we're taking a look at how the Xbox One did in April.

Unfortunately, the Xbox One didn't do as hot as Microsoft would have hoped. Maybe that's why they axed Kinect, moving more consoles really is important right now. According to the NPD, the PlayStation 4 was the number one selling console in April. That marks the fourth consecutive month with the PlayStation 4 ahead of the Xbox One.

Here are the stats for the Xbox family:

  • Three games sold per console during the month of April 2014
  • Xbox One and Xbox 360 sales combine for most platform sales and controlled 53 percent of software sales
  • 447,000 Xbox One games sold
  • 2.2 million Xbox 360 games sold
  • 115,000 Xbox One consoles sold
  • 71,000 Xbox 360 consoles sold

Moving only 115,000 Xbox One consoles during the month of April is not at all good for Microsoft. The Xbox One has not been the top-selling console of the month since December. Dropping the price to $399 for a Kinect-free Xbox One SKU will hopefully offset the trend we're seeing. Since that SKU won't be available until net month, it'll be the NPD report out in July that show if the move turns things around.

Source: Xbox Wire