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Microsoft's Xbox One Global Sales Hit 2 Million Units in First 18 Days

Dec 11 2013, 9:45am CST | by , in News | Gaming

Xbox One Sells More Than 2 Million Units Worldwide in First 18 Days
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Microsoft has just announced that it has sold more than 2 million Xbox One consoles to worldwide consumers in the first 18 days. Tech giant also said that Xbox One is sold out at most major retailers.

Microsoft announced today that it has sold over 2 million Xbox One consoles worldwide since its launch 18 days ago. Microsoft said that it has sold an average of 111,111 units per day which is "a record-setting pace for Xbox." Xbox One was launched on November 22nd. And since then, Xbox One users have spent more than 83 million hours in games, TV, and apps on this all-in-one games and entertainment system.

“We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans. We are thrilled to see sales of Xbox One on a record-setting pace, with over 2 million Xbox One consoles in homes around the world. Demand is exceeding supply in our 13 launch markets and Xbox One is sold out at most retailers.  We’re also particularly excited to see consumers engaging in a wide range of games and entertainment experiences on the platform, with more than 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live to date,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing, Xbox.

Sony also announced last week that it had sold more than 2.1 million PS4 consoles during the first 16 days of its launch. PS4 was debuted on Nov. 15th, a week earlier than Xbox One. The Xbox One is currently available in 13 countries while the PS4 is available in 32 countries.

“Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong,” said John Love, director of video games at Amazon. And the Xbox One console was ordered at over 1000 units per minute on Amazon. Xbox One was also a top seller on Walmart U.S. this Black Friday. Both Walmart and GameStop executives states that Xbox One is one of the hottest selling products this holiday season.

Microsoft also states that over 39 million Xbox One achievements are unlocked till now with 595 million total Gamerscore achieved. This shows that Xbox One is becoming a popular online multiplayer community for gamers. And the Xbox team promises to deliver consoles to retailers as fast as possible this holiday season to meet consumer demand. 

Microsoft also updates the Xbox One system for the first time today. This update not only improves the dashboard performance and TV features but also resolves the issues with SmartGlass and notifications. Microsoft's Major Nelson has also shared some tips to help people find Xbox One this holiday season.

Source: Xbox Wire

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