Xbox One Breaks 2 Million Sales In Under Three Weeks
It’s taken them a while, but Microsoft has finally revealed their sales figures for the Xbox One, 18 days after the console dropped. Yes, it’s been that long already, can you believe it?
Microsoft has reported that the next-generation Xbox has sold 2 million units across its 13 launch regions, which include their home turf of North America.
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This is somewhat comparable to the PS4 sales that Sony posted 10 days earlier, with the PS4 selling close to 2.1 million units since its launch, a full week ahead of the Xbox One. That’s pretty impressive on the Xbox One front, considering a million people in North America purchased the PS4 in under 24 hours, meaning it would be difficult to sell an Xbox One to those same consumers.
Regardless of the week delay, the Xbox One sold strong, with Amazon reporting that nearly 1000 consoles were being ordered each minute during sales peaks. Owners of new Xbox One consoles have already spent over 83 million hours in games, TV and apps on the console, unlocking 39 million achievements and 595 million Gamerscore. Of course, other owns have clocked zero hours, on account of their stupidity. Yes, I’m still sad.
This news is great for both Sony and Microsoft, and it seems like EA’s prediction of 5 million next-gen sales by March is well on track. The real battle, however, comes in the long run for Microsoft, who are still 19 regions behind Sony in terms of where the consoles can be bought. That’s a pretty massive gap, and the long Microsoft waits the harder it will be to establish a foothold.