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Xbox One sales on the rise in November, Microsoft says, nearing 10 million sold

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Microsoft boasted today of an uptick in sales of its Xbox One, saying that sales of the console have "more than tripled" in the U.S. over the past week and that Xbox One has led current generation console sales for the past two weeks.

The company also said it's nearing sales of 10 million Xbox One consoles. Those figures reflect the number of consoles sold-in to retailers, however, not the number of Xbox Ones that have actually been purchased by consumers. And the tripling in sales represents a week-to-week comparison.

Microsoft attributes the Xbox One's recent boost in sales to a new batch of bundles featuring Assassin's Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Sunset Overdrive, as well as a limited-time holiday price drop, which lowers the console's price to $349.99.

The Xbox One has lagged behind Sony's PlayStation 4 since the consoles' launches last November. The most recent sales figures from Sony, released at Gamescom, put the number of PS4s sold-through to consumers at 10 million. Sony's most recent financial results put the total number of PS4 sales at 13.5 million. We've reached out to Sony Computer Entertainment America for the latest numbers.