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Microsoft Boasts 2 Million Xbox Ones Sold Since Launch

Microsoft on Thursday morning announced that the Xbox One has sold two million units to date. Launched in late November, Microsoft sold one million units in the first 24 hours and has already snagged the title of most successful console launch in Australia with the help of the Xbox One. Microsoft said today that in the 18 days since launch, the Xbox One is selling an average of 111,111 units per day worldwide. According to Amazon, peak demand saw 1,000 units ordered every minute through Amazon. Microsoft says, so far, gamers have unlocked 39 million Xbox One achievements so far and racked up 595 million in Gamerscore.

"We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans. 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," said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing at Xbox. "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 one million paid transactions on Xbox Live to date."

The Xbox One launched in North America, parts of Europe, Australia and Brazil on November 22 (it will hit Japan and the rest of Europe in 2014). Just three days later, Microsoft announced that it had sold one million consoles in less than 24 hours. The newest Xbox features an octo-core x86 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB of storage and a Blu-ray/DVD drive. It also comes with Microsoft's brand new Kinect 2 sensor as well as a redesigned Xbox controller.

Check out what we thought of the Xbox One in our review here.

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  • Yuka
    > Complains about building a PC to run consoles games are too expensive
    > Buys XB360, PS3, XB1, PS4
    > $1200

    Cheers! :P
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  • Krazeee
    12155873 said:
    > Complains about building a PC to run consoles games are too expensive
    > Buys XB360, PS3, XB1, PS4
    > $1200

    Cheers! :P

    xD Good Point. Also many of these console gamers also (obviously) own a computer/laptop that is no doubt $500+, So instead of buying a laptop/console combo, just get a PC. More power in both ends.

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  • bee144
    Yeah! Xbox is awesome!!!
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  • vmem
    honestly the only reason I get consoles are for the console exclusives and party games
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  • jimmysmitty
    12155873 said:
    > Complains about building a PC to run consoles games are too expensive
    > Buys XB360, PS3, XB1, PS4
    > $1200

    Cheers! :P

    Haha good one.

    Yes PC building is a bit more expensive but lets look at it this way. Even today a HD7970, which is now 2 years old, can play most every game at 1080p maxed out short of Crysis 3. That alone proves that I could have built my system for $1500 2 years ago and still play all modern games with no issue, and probably will be able to go on another 2 years before it needs to be upgraded.

    Of course I am going to get a R9 290 or R9 290X when the after market ones hit but still its funny how consolers portray PCs.
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  • bloodroses75
    New Xbox One update comes out. Forced to update. Won't let you boot your XBone until you pay for the new forced features. I wouldn't put it past Microsoft (or Sony for that matter) if they actually did that... lol
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  • Vladislaus
    Eventhough the numbers are impressive it still trails slightly the PS4. Sony sold in excess of 2.1 millhion consoles in 15 days.
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  • IndignantSkeptic
    If Xbox One beats PlayStation 4 then I should be happy that people don't like me.
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  • biohazrdfear
    They boast about how many they sold...how about telling us how many were returned? And I just love, love, LOVE how everyone and their mothers say building a gaming PC is too expensive. Its NOT people. 600$ can eeeeeasily get you a gaming rig that can play most games at great settings. You don't have to spend between $1,000-$2,000 to have a gaming PC. Perfect example...the Steam machines from Valve.
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  • Blazer1985
    Still console may get some software optimization as always, let's hope they will transfer to the pc counterparts too.
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