Despite getting rid of the Kinect and dropping the price of the Xbox One, Microsoft are still behind Sony when it comes to console sales.

“Yeah, we have [seen Xbox One sales increase since Microsoft cut out the mandatory Kinect],” Johnathan Marsh, Head of Buying for Electrics and Home Technology at John Lewis, said speaking with TrustedReviews. “Sales figures are now more competitive, but still favouring Sony.”

“We had this situation where Microsoft had, let’s call it an appropriate level of stock, where Sony was still very much hand-to-mouth as the demand very much outstripped the supply,” Marsh said discussing the state of the console wars prior to the Xbox One price cut.

“The move from Xbox was definitely in order to compete on a more level pegging with Sony and that has definitely resulted in a response from the consumer as well.”

Despite these narrowing sales, he added: “The demand for Sony is still greater than what we are seeing for Xbox One right now.”

Microsoft have reported that sales of the Xbox One have doubled since the price drop but it seems Sony are still ahead. Has the damage already been done to Microsoft or are they just about to get their second wind?

Written by Thom Edwards

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