Xbox One outselling launch Xbox 360 consoles.
18 days after the launch of the Xbox One, and Microsoft has announced that more than 2 million Xbox Ones have been sold . The pace is faster than either the original Xbox or the Xbox 360 though just slightly slower than the PS4. Of course, the availability of both new systems remains sporadic at best.
From corporate vp of strategy and marketing for the Xbox division, Yusef Mehdi, "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."
Major Nelson has also shared a few notable Xbox One launch numbers:
2 Million Consoles sold through in 13-markets in the first 18-days
Over 83 million hours in games, TV, and apps on Xbox One since the system launched
39 million Xbox One achievements unlocked
595 million total Gamerscore achieved on Xbox One
At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1000 units per minute on Amazon.com
Author: Brian Hoss