Xbox One sold through over 2 million consoles since launching 18 days ago

Wednesday, 11th December 2013 14:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Xbox One has sold through over 2 million consoles since it launched 18 days ago, moving 111,111 units per day, according to Microsoft.

Consumers have spent over 83 million hours in games, TV, and apps on Xbox One since the system launched on November 22.

“We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing, Xbox. “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.”

Xbox One users have also unlocked 39 million Achievements and have achieved 595 million in Gamerscore points, according to the figures sent over.

“Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong,” said John Love, director of video games at Amazon. “At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1000 units per minute on”

GameStop and Walmart both stated the chains are experiencing “high demand from customers” and that both are working closely with Microsoft to restock supply.

The NPDs are this Thursday, so hopefully we’ll have more solid figures for the US come tomorrow evening.



  1. Legendaryboss

    And so it begins, stat wars.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    My sales are slightly smaller than your sales. My stats are bigger than your stats.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. gamereck36

    @1 basically my lightsaber is bigger than yours.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    2 million fools out there. :P

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Dragon

    So a healthy start to the real next gen.


    #5 1 year ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    2 million is impressive. Guessing Sony must be over 2.5 million by now since last we heard was over 2.1 Million sold as of December 1. Depends on supply I guess.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. monkeygourmet


    #7 1 year ago
  8. CyberMarco

    @7 care to elaborate?

    On topic, so it means that there are ~5m beta testers around the world.

    Thank you all, kindly! :D

    #8 1 year ago
  9. undermyrules

    console generations changing but the master race stays on top always and eating popcorn watching cock fights…:D

    #9 1 year ago
  10. monkeygourmet


    Ask him what he means by emphasising:

    ‘Real next gen’…

    #10 1 year ago

    so it means that there are ~5m beta testers around the world.


    #11 1 year ago
  12. DarkSoulz

    #4 hey, go easy of the PS4 owners, they will learn soon.

    #6 True, also PS4 has been out longer by 2 weeks in USA.

    Love my XO and the games so far. Kinect 2 was the darkhourse of this gen but its quite sweet.

    #12 1 year ago
  13. _LarZen_

    I love my PS4 and XBO. Both have it’s positive and negative sides tho…no such thing as a perfect console….yet anyways.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Joe Anderson

    @12 Although XB1 has been out a week longer in Europe. Probably balances out in that respect.

    #14 1 year ago

    PS4 is still due to launch here in the Middle East on Friday. Should add a good few hundred thousand to Sony’s total, at least.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. Cobra951

    @8: Indeed! I thank them all. With that many beta testers, these systems should get the rest of their kinks ironed out by the time I’m ready to consider them more seriously, around this time next year.

    #16 1 year ago
  17. sho0ok

    This is impressive considering xbox one lunched in half the amount of territories ps4 did. I guess this is better than what we thought :)

    #17 1 year ago
  18. mistermogul

    @8 – hook, line and sinker?

    #18 1 year ago
  19. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Ahhhh bless it’s little cotton socks as it tries to keep up with the ps4.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. manamana

    While you are throwing numbers out, Microsoft – how about: amount of money spent on microtransactions!?

    #20 1 year ago

    I must say, though…

    Selling roughly the same as PS4, in slightly less time in slightly more regions (or is it the other way around?) at a higher price, and with all of the changes and bad publicity, is nothing to be sniffed at.

    People had PS4 down as a runaway leader, but that’s clearly not the case.

    #21 1 year ago
  22. OneLifeCycle

    I’m sure the NSA is rejoicing with this info.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. OneLifeCycle

    @12, I think you mean “trojan horse.”

    #23 1 year ago
  24. bradk825

    @22 crackerjack.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. pukem0n

    instead of Kinect with a camera they could have put a microphone into the console.
    Since all i do is use voice commands and its pretty cool and useful for that. but the need for the camera is beyond me.
    all i used it for was automatic login of my profile, but since i only have 1 profile it could log in there automatically without the camera.

    #25 1 year ago
  26. OneLifeCycle

    @24 Nobody talks shit about Total!

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Erthazus

    If that’s true then Sony has some serious competition. With 500$ they sold out pretty much and with Xbox One exclusive that is also on the Pc – Titanfall.

    If they are going to outsell Ps4 then Lol.

    #27 1 year ago
  28. OneLifeCycle

    720 fo life!!! WHAT WHAT!!!!

    720 represent’n!

    #28 1 year ago
  29. perk1n

    only thing whats holding back sony is that they can’t make enough ps4s. here (berlin) you can buy an xbox one everywhere, but you can’t find any ps4.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Rikki

    Good, competition is good for all involved.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Djoenz

    What the hell its a tie then..all those reports ps4 sales beating xbox one’s in spain for example are just out of context then.

    Good job Microsoft you still suck as a company though. Xbox One is 100 bucks more expensive too man the people that buy these things are retarded.

    Beta testers FTW.

    #31 1 year ago
  32. eloix

    That’s a good news for gamers and game developers.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. reask

    Interesting sales really.
    Quite obvious demand for 1 is pretty high in spite of the bad press and price entry.

    I reckon it is going to take a few months before word starts getting around as to how both are comparing in the wild.

    MS must be pretty pleased though as they done a lot of back tracking prior to launch.

    Both have nothing games wise to talk about yet which is not surprising so the word on the street will be important moving on.

    Personally myself I am still betwixed and between atm as PS seems safe and X1 seems to want to be a whole entertainment hub out of the box.

    I have said it before and I will say it again.

    Both ps and 360 served me well right up until today and I am going to decide on punters views as to which one I get first so happy days for all concerned and well done MS and Sony for creating another buzz this gen.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. dexfx69

    Whoopee. PS4 has sold about twice that much. Nice try at bad PR, Microshaft!

    #34 1 year ago
  35. Khan979

    So have they both already outsold Wii U?

    #35 1 year ago
  36. Legendaryboss

    Nearly, should do it by the end of the year.

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Major Mayhem 70

    @ DJOENZ
    Why do people have to be retarded cause they can afford to buy what they want? I keep telling you to stop drinking that “Hatorade”. I have another Two Chain quote for u. “Look at you, now look at us, all my N****as is rich as phuck!!!” Lol. Broke bastard. You should change your name to DJ Owing. I can’t stand haters…

    #37 1 year ago
  38. sho0ok

    @major lol my man this is the age of nerds/geeks they get picked on in school so they direct their hatred to people online hhhh. Also I got another quote for you”specs vs price = nerds, features vs price = people” from marques brownlee.

    #38 1 year ago
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