Xbox One: over one million consoles sold through in less than 24 hours

Saturday, 23rd November 2013 13:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox One’s launch was “the biggest launch in Xbox history,” Microsoft has said, with more than one million consoles sold through worldwide in less than 24 hours. These figures surpassed day one Xbox 360 sales and set a new record for Microsoft according to the firm.

Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers, and Microsoft said it is working to replenish stock as fast as possible “to meet the unprecedented demand from our customers.” Corporate VP Phil Harrison said as much at launch yesterday.

“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Yusuf Mehdi, CVP of marketing and strategy. “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.”

The firm also dropped a few Xbox Live gameplay figures for the new console, stating that in the last 24 hours:

  • Over 60 million zombies have been killed in Dead Rising 3
  • Over 3.6 million miles were driven in Forza Motorsport 5
  • Over 7.1 million combos were pulled off in Killer Instinct
  • Over 8.5 million enemies have been defeated in Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Over 43.3 million Fit Points were earned in Xbox Fitness

Xbox One launched in 13 markets yesterday with 22 game titles available, including 10 exclusive titles.



  1. Obernox

    Good news for consoles 8)

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon

    Nope, they are deeeeeaaaaad :D

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Obernox


    #3 1 year ago
  4. Nam3M3King

    No offense or fanboy intended but that sucks, for worldwide & Sony did for US

    #4 1 year ago
  5. For Blood

    Considering the PS4 launched in 11 less markets and did the same number, this is terrible news for M$.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. game_on

    Nice to see the X1 do so well. The PS4 will probably sell better, but the fact that both consoles sold out at day one implies that at the moment it’s a close call.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Beta

    It shows there’s demand and that’s good. I’m glad it’s doing well. A big slap in the face to people saying consoles are dead :D

    But Sony did manage the same number in far less markets so credit to them also :)

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Xbone

    Cant wait for next weekend. “sony sold 1m units in the eu” :D

    #8 1 year ago
  9. hosseincode

    you should have mentioned in the article PS4 did the same in just NA

    #9 1 year ago
  10. truth

    Well done to Microsoft. Not a bad sale figure at all.
    If I could I would get both. Let the 29th come fast!

    #10 1 year ago
  11. GK

    and still left one of biggest countries for Sony,Japan,UK and rest of europe of course.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. TrickyAudio

    Dat 399.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Zeronohero

    @6 nowhere did it state both consoles sold out. I can walk into any store in Miami and still find an Xbox One. My brother bought his last night. I cant find a PS4 to save my life though.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. monkeygourmet

    Who keeps saying ‘consoles are dead’ btw?

    These devices are both media boxes now, the term console is getting less and less relevant IMO.

    The Wii U is the nearest thing we have to a traditional ‘console’ and it’s not doing too well. So maybe there is some truth in the statement.

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Legendaryboss

    Oh jesus!

    #15 1 year ago
  16. monkeygourmet


    I take it you disagree. Just respond rather than generic gifing!

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Ashmael

    This is roughly 75.000 consoles sold per territory. These are not good news for Microsoft.

    #17 1 year ago
  18. DeVitowned

    I was thinking the same thing about its global sales being the same as PS4′s US launch. They haven’t even sold through all the units as my Wal-Mart still has plenty to spare. The demand just isn’t as high for it, and, in my opinion, the launch is a bit more interesting than the competition’s. Still, I would rather have a PS4 and enjoy the new Mario on the Wii U.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. Beta

    They need to cut that price, IMO that’s one of the main things holding them back.

    And now that I’ve thought about it, this launch isn’t as good as I first thought. Be interesting to compare it to PS4′s global sales.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Legendaryboss

    Okay only because you phrased it so nicely ;)

    If the Xbox One and PS4 were media devices and the Wii U is a “traditional console”. Explain to me why the followings occurred.

    PS4/One = More Third Party Games In Addition To First Party Games. Unprecedented (Can’t think of another word) Demand For Both On Launch, Both Had a Million Sold Within 24hrs. Superior Online Experience.

    Wii U = Less Third Party Games (Obvious In 2014) In Addition To First Party Games. 1 Week to reach 400,000. Online? No Comment. Nintendo says they will be there in 10yrs.

    It is a little embarrassing when Media devices outpace a traditional console in terms of third party support and so many other factors.

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Erthazus

    That’s not really a great performance.
    In fact Wii, PS3 and 360 beat PS2 launch and still no one got even close to PS2 numbers and that console was for 5 life cycle at best while 7th gen consoles are 7 years here.

    The reason why it sold more then previous consoles is because we are living at the age of the internet and information that spreads faster compared to the past.

    1 million is nothing. Everything depends in the long run. Sony beat Microsoft to the punch selling 1 million units in the US where Microsoft dominated Sony last gen

    and still, it’s not a fantastic performance. – here you go. 350 million PC’s sell every year as the example. One year and PC sales are getting lower each year which is also not that great as the example.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Rockstar Vienna

    Never thought i would say this… but i totally agree with Erthazus.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. monkeygourmet



    You are right on above points. I’m just trying to get across the term ‘videogame console’ doesn’t really mean the same thing as it once did.

    They have become Trojan horse devices for media control in the living room space. I’m not saying Nintendo wouldn’t want a piece of that pie, they just can’t hope to compete with Sony / MS / Apple in that respect.

    The fact that Nintendo can’t hope to compete in that space means they have to operate as a ‘disrupter’ company for better / worse.

    Well, that’s my take on it anyway.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Legendaryboss

    Anyway just some more fun facts for you guys to consider:
    Playstation 4 – 24hr – over 1 million console sold.
    Xbox One Global Launch – 24hrs – over 1 million sold.
    PS2 took 3 days to ship 1 million units.
    Wii U – 1 week(168hr) – 400 000 console sold.
    Wii – 8 days(192hr) – 600 000 console sold.
    Playstation 3 – 2 months – 1 million console sold.
    Xbox 360 – 2 weeks – 326,000 console sold.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. monkeygourmet


    Was a big build up to this gen :)

    #25 1 year ago
  26. viralshag

    In terms of sales they’ve done a third in a day what Nintendo has done in a year, Christmas still to go. I’d say they’ve done alright.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Dragon

    Yes, both MS and Sony have.

    Looks like I will win the prediction competition thread :D

    #27 1 year ago
  28. KAP

    This article is a little misleading. because like many of you guys have mentioned Sony’s machine has sold the same amount of units in one market. So logic would mean come next friday Sony will blow Microsoft out the bloody water when you consider the Playstation brand does better in the EU and Japan markets respectivly.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. NiceFellow

    I’m both glass is half full / empty on this news.

    Selling 1M at their price point is very good launch and shows the brand still has draw – looks like they sold through most of their units too it seems although not all judging by some reports.

    Glass half empty view though – MS did 1 million in their main market (US) plus their second core market (UK) plus a bunch of other territories. PS4 sold same number of units just in US day 1. Unless I’m missing something that means PS4 has to have sold more in US which is amazing (although it may be down to availability but either way it’s bad for MS) and it’s also a foregone conclusion that when Sony launches on 29th outside US it’s going to end up comfortably ahead worldwide.

    So not bad for MS in isolation and no doubt MS can grow demand for the console, but as with the move from PS2 to PS3 was an overall negative for Sony it’s a loss for MS to start off trailing Sony from the get go.

    Personally I’m expecting PS4 to be a comfortable number 1 for this gen with XB1 a respectable number 2 and the Wii U the real loser overall (nothing against Nintendo I like their stuff but the sales really seem to be heading in that direction already).

    #29 1 year ago
  30. monkeygourmet


    Sony should smash it. Better price point, more powerful, and like you said, yet to be released in some of its its strongest regions.

    Just need to see some good releases in 2014. Infamous is a good way to start the year off although things look a little dry till that point. Third party stuff will help plug some holes though.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. viralshag

    @28, what’s misleading about the article? Sony isn’t mentioned and why would they be?

    @Dragon, I think you’re right about that one. ;)

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Hcw87

    Haha, really? You do know that every single office building has several PC’s hooked up right? Are you telling me they’re direct competitors to consoles? Workspace computers?

    Holy shit dude, what a comparison.

    Slash a couple of hundred millions off that figure and you got a more accurate estimate of how many gamer PC’s are sold.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. Belazur

    SONY sells around 1 Mio. PS4 in USA/Canada alone.
    MS needs 13 countries to sell 1 Mio. Xbones.


    #33 1 year ago

    Playstation 4 US Launch – 24hrs – over 1 million console sold.
    Xbox One Worldwide Launch – 24hrs – over 1 million sold. (OUCH)

    MS have really fucked up looking at those figures. Sony will dominate in Europe and in Asia. I think it’s safe to say Sony has won this war. :D

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Erthazus – 10 best XBOX exclusives from Jim Sterling.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Hcw87

    Having a ”War” is only good for consumers. If MS went bankrupt (which Nintendo probably will do in a few years), then only Sony is left.

    They would have noone to push them forward, and we’d be stuck with subpar systems/games and services.

    Anyone actually wanting Sony to ”win” this war don’t really know what they’re in for if that happens.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. FeaturePreacher

    If Sony was the only company left, what’s to stop a company like Samsung from entering the fray. They’re into all sorts of consumer electronics now. So they know how to make the hardware. Moreover they’re ramping up their own software development.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Hcw87

    Nothing’s stopping them now.

    Also Apple. And Valve. More competition=better for the consumer.

    They have to try and outdo eachother at every E3 for example. Which means more games for us.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. viperatedrko

    Compared to the PS4, the Xbox One did, in fact, sell more than the PS4. Though, Xbox One launched worldwide(except Japan) and PS4 has yet to launch in Europe and especially Japan.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. LostInTheVoid

    the thing that’s stopping me from getting the next gen consoles is the price of the games at the moment. They are overpriced and I feel not worth the amount they are asking. I don’t know how much 360 / PS3 games were at launch were they more expensive than what they currently are?

    #40 1 year ago
  41. sebastien rivas

    1 million is not nothing and am happy for MS to have sold +1 million worldwide. At 599,99 dollars a piece, the console is going to be profitable faster than than lightning.

    I am happy for every Xb1 owners. May xb1 bring them warmth and happiness.
    Though hardware is not for me. Price/value is not for me either.

    Too bad, maybe in a couple years or next-next gen if they get their head on their shoulders.

    #41 1 year ago
  42. dkpunk

    As expected, SDF comes into this with their little jabs. “XBONE sold a million because it was available in 13 territories, it sux!!!” which is in stark contrast to “XBONE sux because it’s only coming out in 13 territories!!!” The hypocrisy here is amazing. Both consoles selling out at million a piece is amazing stuff. Good time to be a gamer.

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Cort

    @42 You’re right. Almost as bad as the MSDF spending the last week crowing over the PS4′s hardware faults (“every launch has it’s problems? – my ass! PS4 fail, LOL!”), and now doing everything they can to underplay the Disk Drive of Death (“yes, but, er, every launch has its problems!”).

    #43 1 year ago
  44. Djoenz

    SDF = Sony defence force. We all wear Sony badges. We sometimes have bootcamp too to excercise and study tactics.
    We also have numerous internet soldiers dedicated to the cause. Their objectives and numbers are classified ofcourse.
    We are brothers and sisters. Sony is a way of life.

    We are currently recruiting.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. sebastien rivas

    You put words in people’s mouth and to make it worse with a flair for a generality.

    No one said or stated Xb1 sucks but surely many pointed at FACTS that may or may not be intermingled with opinion

    Hypocrisy = comparison?
    Hypocrisy = contrast?
    Hypocrisy = opinion or opinionated conclusion?

    Let’s avoid putting a bunch in a same bag, moreover let’s avoid putting stickers on people forehead.

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Cort


    Oh bless. Get your mummy to rub some cream into it.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. Djoenz

    What you said bout my momma? Rub cream into what? :O

    #47 1 year ago
  48. reask

    On topic.
    I mean it,s actually OK as far as sales go.
    Let,s be honest here Sony are the man as far as gaming goes but MS are in there and games are going to decide this going down the line.

    Off topic.
    Can the trolls not be sorted out on this site?
    I barely comment now as most threads make no sense with pointless trash been posted 90% of the time.

    OK Patrick I comment less but still visit 7 days a week but it is getting unbearable.

    Free speech is OK but constant derailing is counter productive imho.


    #48 1 year ago
  49. kensredemption

    Congratulations, MS! Now all you have to do is reach an agreement between Sony and Nintendo so we can have our very first cross-platform, SSB-esque brawler!

    #49 1 year ago
  50. Keivz

    The XO is somewhaat overpriced and I’m leaning toward a PC upgrade +/- a Wii U for now but those are some amazing (and surprising, given the price) numbers. Who cares if it was released in more territories than the PS4, it basically sold out: “Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers”… I haven’t personally haven’t seen one available at Walmart or Target or online. Plus, compared to other console launches it’s doing really, really well with Black Friday and Christmas just around the corner. I’m honestly quite amazed at the obvious trolling in this thread. It’s getting almost as bad as EG in here.

    #50 1 year ago
  51. SCAssassin

    I don’t really care for the meaningless statistics they added with the systems sales. 60 million zombies in Dead Rising 3, where you can kill thousands in literally an hour, is basically 10,000 zombies among 60,000 people.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. Kreion


    Welp, this site has become a breeding ground for Sony fanboys recently, with any and all X1 news being jumped on and ridiculed. It’s unfortunate, more to the point it’s amazing to literally watch how blind, stupid and defensive people will become when they put money on something -.-

    Keep the trolling up guys, if that’s the community I’d be playing with on the PS4 I’d rather shoot myself.

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Cobra951

    @52: The sad fact is that any console news will get trolled by the growing ranks of the mentally challenged here. Sony gets its share. Just look around.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Ireland Michael

    @52 Although I would normally agree, Microsoft has done more than enough to earn a severe amount of ire from even the most level headed of of gamers. People don’t like how the company treated them, and they are simply getting what they deserve.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. Hcw87

    That’s all well and good, but after they turned their policies around people shouldn’t continue harping on about stuff that no longer matter. DRM is removed and isn’t coming back, but the average Sony Fanboy still harp on about it in every MS article. Tiresome.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. GK

    55,you are bitch of M$ and still dont know anything about them.they dont turned they policies,they said they delay for few years,and later come back all those drm,cloud shit and always online,because x$hit always ment to be like enjoy :)

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Hcw87

    Me no speako retardo.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. Cort


    Go and read what the XBots posted about the Blue Light of Occasional Death. Or have you got a nasty case of selective sight?

    #58 1 year ago
  59. Ireland Michael

    @55 For most people, the damage had already been done. The simple fact that they even considered it was bad enough.

    The fact that Killer Instinct is essentially an incomplete beta and that Forza 5 has been designed like a freemium title (grind forever on a limited amount of content or pay out real money) isn’t winning them any favours either. I actually didn’t think a company would have the gall to go so far as to pull a stunt like that with Forza, but I should have known better than to give Microsoft that much credit.

    Welcome to the next generation.

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Djoenz

    Not only did they consider it they defended it for quite a while. They listened to their consumers though so the 180 was a huge impact for the gaming community in the best way possible.

    With that said check out some funny gameplay videos from Giantbomb:
    Quick Look Ryse:
    Quick Look Dead Rising 3:
    Quick Look Killer Instinct:

    and a quick look watching tv with XboxOne:

    #60 1 year ago
  61. Rockin a Jack D

    More PR bullshit from a console manufacture. Let’s see how well these so called “next gen” systems sell after launch.

    #61 1 year ago

Comments are now closed on this article.