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”

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.