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Xbox One is shown on display during a press event unveiling Microsoft's new Xbox in Redmond, Washington May 21, 2013. Reuters/Nick Adams

After their first console victory last November, Microsoft proved that they were on a roll and that this could change matters. Well, the statistics are in from Gamespot and it turns out Microsoft also won December as the Xbox One has once again sold more consoles than Sony's PlayStation 4. Xbox One wins December and to celebrate, Microsoft announced something big: The Xbox One will cut its price to $350 again.

Originally a temporary way to get gain interest from gamers to pick up the Microsoft console, the $350 Xbox One bundle worked wonders for the company. Thanks to a packaging plan that involved two free "Assassin's Creed" games and one bonus game from the Microsoft online store, Microsoft dominated and eventually won November. This resulted in the PlayStation 4's first loss to its long time competitor and what could be seen as the start of Microsoft's winning streak.

It's better to not jump into conclusions though as the PlayStation 4 had a better 2014 overall. Dominating most of the year with a ten-month winning streak in the US and the rest of the world. Microsoft did state that in terms of games sales however, the Xbox One sold more than both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U.

2015 looks to be a big year for Microsoft and its console as games like "Rise of the Tomb Raider", "Evolve", "Screamride", "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt", "Ori" and "The Blind Forest", "Battlefield Hardline." It also noted to Eurogamer that 18 million games have been played during the "Halo 5: Guardian" multiplayer beta.

One big question in the minds of fans is if this new $350 price drop is permanent. The slashed price did lead to Microsoft's first big victory in the next-gen battle against Sony and was a massive success for the company. No word was given on how long this price slash would last, but it was stated that it would take place effective immediately in North America. The lack of a time limit may result in this being a permanent move of the Xbox One being $350 from now on, but Microsoft has yet to clarify anyone on the matter.

Xbox One Games Montage Trailer (Credits: Youtube/GamesHQMedia)

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