Xbox One sales top a million too

Xbox One sales top a million too

The Xbox One

Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One has, like the PS4 a week before, sold over one million units in its opening 24hrs of sales.

The console launched on 22nd November in the US, EU, Australia and Brazil and just 24 hours later it had already passed the one million mark, making it the biggest Xbox launch yet.

In comparison the Xbox 360 had only sold 1.5 million units by the end of the year, after it launched on the same date. It was beset by supply problems, though, as it only went into full production 69 days before launch.

That said, the Xbox One has also already sold out in most retailers, with Microsoft saying "We are working to replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand from our customers."

"Seeing thousands of excited fans lined up to get their Xbox One and their love for gaming was truly a special moment for everyone on the Xbox team. We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season," said corporate vice president of marketing and stategy Yusuf Mehdi.

It is predicted that the combined sales of the PS4 and Xbox One will top 5 million by the end of the two company's 2014 financial years.

Meanwhile the PS4, which attained its one million sales despite only launching in the US, has a Europe-wide release date of 29 November - that's this Friday.


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Corky42 25th November 2013, 12:37 Quote
Would be interesting to see how much of those one million sales are for the US, at least then we could compare like for like.
Narishma 25th November 2013, 13:57 Quote
Originally Posted by Corky42
Would be interesting to see how much of those one million sales are for the US, at least then we could compare like for like.

I don't think it really matters. If Microsoft had launched only in NA like Sony, I believe they would have sold the same. At least until early next year, both of them will be selling all the consoles they can manage to manufacture.
Corky42 25th November 2013, 16:15 Quote
So are we saying no Xbox Ones sold in the other regions ?
To me it seems the PS4 has out sold the Xbox One because the PS4 had the smaller market.
Narishma 25th November 2013, 17:01 Quote
We don't know who outsold who, since we don't have numbers. My point was that the company who manages to manufacture and ship the most consoles will outsell the other one since the demand for both consoles far outstrips the supply.
Corky42 25th November 2013, 17:48 Quote
Well that's my point both say they sold a million in the first 24hrs, that's why i said it would be interesting to know what the sales figures are for the Xbox One in the US then we could compare like for like.

Like you said though the sales numbers are meaningless, not only because its only the first 24hrs but also because the numbers come from different regions.
Panos 26th November 2013, 10:55 Quote
PS4 sold over 1 million in 24 hours only in NA America. That says it all.
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