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

Wednesday, 11 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 Amazon.com.”

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.

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39 Comments

  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.

    But consoles are DEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

    #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

    @5

    http://www.freewebs.com/omegamike/use%20baiting%20needle%20to%20hook%20laccy.JPG

    #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

    @8

    Ask him what he means by emphasising:

    ‘Real next gen’…

    #10 1 year ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

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

    +1

    #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
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    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
  21. G1GAHURTZ

    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.
    Pff.

    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

    @35
    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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    My Uncle Gavin recently got a nice 6 month old Mercedes-Benz S-Class S63 AMG just by working online with a laptop. visit this web-site http://goo.gl/wEqCfE (Home more)

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    Hopefully, you pre-ordered the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Collector’s Edition in the UK already. If not, you are likely out of luck. According to GAME, the pack which contains the Half Scale Replica of Snake’s Bionic Arm has sold out in the UK. The retailer confirmed the news to Videogamer this morning. […]

  • Far Cry 4 Complete Edition coming June 19 for PC, PS4 to the UK

    A Far Cry 4 Complete Edition has been announced and it includes the full game as well as the Season Pass. This is the sku which popped up on Amazon Germany earlier in the week. The Season Pass provides access to five separate pieces of DLC. Here’s a refresher on the DLC content: The Syringe: […]

  • The Witcher 3: live Q&A stream with CDP, new monster dev diary inside

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out in just two weeks, and if you want to know more about Geralt’s latest adventure, CD Projekt is hosting a live Q&A now on Twitch. There’s also a new developer diary below which focuses on monster in the game. The Witcher 3 is out on May 19. Huzzah! […]

  • Forza Horizon 2′s Alpinestars Car Pack has five cars and is ready for download

    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]