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.