Microsoft sells 2m Xbox One consoles in first 18 days

11 Dec 2013

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More than 2m Xbox One games consoles have been sold in the first 18 days of the console going on sale, averaging more than 111,111 units sold per day, Microsoft revealed today.

Microsoft’s games console launched in 13 markets on 22 November. Since then, gamers have spent more than 83m hours in games, TV and apps.

“We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice-president of strategy and marketing at Xbox.

“We are thrilled to see sales of Xbox One on a record-setting pace, with over 2m 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 1m paid transactions on Xbox Live to date,” Mehdi said.

Xbox One was also a hit with the online multiplayer community, with more than 38m Xbox achievements unlocked and 595m total Gamerscore achieved.

“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 1,000 units per minute on Amazon.com.”

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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