Xbox One sold 3 million units worldwide in 2013

Monday, 6th January 2014 19:05 GMT By Matt Martin

Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One sold over three million units worldwide during 2013.

“Since our launch, demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out throughout the holidays at most retailers worldwide. We are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of strategy and marketing for Xbox.

The system went on sale in November in the US and Europe and was available in 13 countries by the end of the year.

“It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honoured to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November,” he added.



  1. Legendaryboss

    #1 10 months ago
  2. nostramo

    Marie G Westbrook , why dont you fuck off from these reputable gaming sites and spam your shit some other place you

    #2 10 months ago
  3. Dan

    Good news for gaming industry and gamers. The competition between MS and Sony is just getting more interesting. Guess, Sony will be announcing sale numbers soon? :)

    #3 10 months ago
  4. salarta

    @3: Because lines of machine code created to post generic text across multiple sites have become sentient?

    #4 10 months ago
  5. nostramo

    @5, whats your intrest in it?

    #5 10 months ago
  6. fearmonkey

    Congrats MS , it’s good for the industry to have all these consoles selling so well.

    The only thing that is odd is I don’t know a single person that has bought an Xbox One, and only a few tat have bought PS4′s.

    I’m waiting on seeing what MS does for next fall or the next Halo/Fable. I’d love some custom box this time, always got the launch consoles and missed out on those before.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Junior

    I would rather see sony’s numbers for Japan once it releases there.

    Japan is a big handheld market and the sales for the psp are still going stronger than i thought. I figuted people would have jumped on the vita and stopped buying the psp.

    Outside japan, we know that sony is heathy. Not as good as they were with ps2 though. People that bought ps3 will most likely get a ps4. Also, a lot of people jumpeded ship from x360.

    Now can sony pump out games good enough to keep the momentum?

    #7 10 months ago
  8. yeoung

    @5: Cybernetic revolt. Viva la revolution!

    #8 10 months ago
  9. yeoung

    Also like to point out that nostramo is spamming the spammer about spamming in every article. I’m sure the irony isn’t lost on those that mind the “Latest Comments” tab.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. nostramo

    @10 so sorry to have offended you, quess i’m in the wrong place for mature debate on
    current gaming news.

    #10 10 months ago
  11. sebastien rivas

    What the heck is wrong with you. The guy is tired of seeing shitty spammers and voices up about it and you want to snitch Nostra out? really?

    Anyway to go back to the article.
    Ok 3 mill is something. Not good, not good at all, but it is a start.

    Now, what the heck is Phil and MS going to do to get Xb1 rolling stronger? what do they want to do?

    #11 10 months ago
  12. Junior

    Sebastien, it is strong because it is higher than their past releases.

    There are a number of factors here. 2013 was only one month and a few days for their system. Availability in all regions was non existent. Also, for those that did not pre-orders had to deal with unwanted bundles that were expensive.

    Gamestop would only sell you a ps4 in my area if you bought the bundle they had that cost $800. This is of course after the release stock were sold.

    #12 10 months ago
  13. sebastien rivas

    Hold on, you are saying Xb1 made a stronger debut for same lapse of time than 360 while Ps3 at same time period were having a hell of a time to take off and so it made 360 look like a free wild child into everyone’s home?
    True I do not know 360 numbers nor PS3 numbers for same time period.
    Wrong, MS made a mistake to let Sony go liek a wild child this time and numbers shows just that. No need for apologetic excuses “yes but… MS was not Ready so.. there were little Pre-orders…”. As a Giant in Game Industry you behave like one, period!

    #13 10 months ago
  14. Brenna Hillier

    Don’t reply to spammers, nostramo. They’re bots. They don’t see your snark. You just end up looking like an idiot when we delete them.

    #14 10 months ago
  15. The_Red

    Awesome news. Hope both consoles continue selling like this throughout the next year so we can get some PS4/XB1 only games (No PS3, 360 versions).

    #15 10 months ago
  16. Junior

    No excuses. I don’t even like them. Never used their system but to expect millions of sales when they are releasing at the same time as the competition is not fair. Specially since the competition showed more support in the last 15 months.

    The truth is that they fucked up. But from their press release they sai that the x1 had more pre orders than the 360 had.

    #16 10 months ago
  17. Darkfield

    @Brenna but you gotta admit that out of control spamming gets under our skins. Oh the rage…

    #17 10 months ago
  18. fengato

    @17 No one enjoys spam – but why rage? Just skip over ‘em. It’s really not that hard.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. Arcnail

    Impressive numbers if you ask me for a console that costs $500 and has really no games on it yet (PS4 doesn’t have any either imo).

    Will be interesting to see a month or 2 after Titanfall comes out. That game will sell Xbones for sure.

    #19 10 months ago
  20. mhunterjr


    On what planet is 3million sales in 40days considered ‘not good at all’?

    If xb1′s performance isn’t even ‘good’ then I guess it’s fair to say the ps4′s performance is just ‘average’.

    #20 10 months ago
  21. Major Mayhem 70

    Thank you MHUNTERJR.
    When I read Sebastien’s comment I was like “what in the world is this guy looking for, 10 million out the gate?”
    Both consoles are selling great. That’s not even debatable. Let us remember, analysts thought that the home console gaming market was dead. Sales are showing otherwise.
    Great job by both companies.

    #21 10 months ago
  22. sebastien rivas


    I expect more in the mark of 5 mil for opening and 8 to 10 mill after a year and by these numbers I mean Worldwide.
    They COULD have done it, they could!
    And I agree with you @21 when you mention
    “…analysts thought that the home console gaming market was dead. Sales are showing otherwise”.
    I am no analyst, 3 mil is something, its better than nothing but for a giant like MS on its 3rd iteration and from the great perspective and life cycle they experienced through 360 then Xb1 is not great at launch, not as great as it could have been; therefore not great in my definition. So again when you are a giant, you behave like one.

    #22 10 months ago
  23. Major Mayhem 70

    What you have to realize with these launch numbers, is the fact that it’s set by the core gamers. That’s about 7 million combined concerning core gamers buying one or both consoles in a month and a half. That’s quite impressive when technically it was a dual console launch. Let’s also keep in mind that support for last generations consoles are still strong. To single out MS, which is true that they are on their 3 iteration of the XBox and expect more from them seems a bit unfair considering the points I made above, and that their competitor sold a few hundred thousand more and they are on their 4th generation console. I believe the numbers are impressive and unexpected by both companies. These are great times to be a gamer.

    #23 10 months ago

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