Xbox One sales pick up without Kinect

Not everyone was on-board with Microsoft's recent decision to remove the Kinect from being a necessity in its bundle, opting to sell the Xbox One on its own for $399. (Namely developers who were still, you know, making games for Kinect.) Still, it turned out to be a beneficial move, as sales for the system have nearly doubled for the month of June following the change.

Microsoft announced the news on the sales numbers, citing that "internal data based on retain calendar and sold through numbers" have shown some growth, but didn't mention specifics in terms of units sold. NPD figures are coming soon, which will give us a better idea of how the console performed against the others on the market.