Xbox One $349 starting January 16th

According to Larry Hryb, Microsoft’s Major Nelson, starting tomorrow January 16th, the Xbox One will be retailing for $349. The new console by Microsoft saw a huge sales spike as MS pushed several deals last November. The discounted system will likely not come with any games or accessories, like the much touted Kinect. In addition to that, Mr. Hryb let loose some statistics about 2014:

– Xbox 360 became the best-selling seventh generation console of all time in the U.S.

– In 2014, users logged nearly 8 billion hours globally in apps across Xbox 360 and Xbox One, a 50 percent increase from time spent in 2013.

– Xbox One became the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December and weekly average sales during these months outpaced Xbox 360 by 50 percent at the same point in its lifecycle. (According to NPD.)

You can check the rest of Major Nelson’s 2014 stats as well as Phil Spencer talking about the upcoming year here.

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Rob's been gaming since he was a wee lad. It all started with a NES, and a Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt combo cart one Christmas morning. Since then, he's been an avid lover of all things video. He also likes comics, manga, movies, long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners and dogs. Rob is also quite adept at speaking in the third person.