Xbox One smashes 2 million consoles markDecember 12 - 7am
Xbox One is looking to become the most popular next-gen console this Christmas period with worldwide sales passing two million units, equating to around 111,111 Xbox One’s per day – which is a record setting pace for the Xbox brand.
Since launching on 22 November, fans from all around the world have shown support and engagement for the new all-in-one entertainment and gaming system.
Microsoft stats released today shows that owners have spent over 83 million hours in games, TV and apps combined since the launch.
“We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans,” says Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing, Xbox.
“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.
“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 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live to date.”
Xbox One is also proving to be the most popular online multiplayer community for gamers with over 39 million Xbox One achievements unlocked and 595 million total Gamerscore achieved according to Xbox Wire.
“Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong,” adds John Love, director of video games at Amazon.
“At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1000 units per minute on Amazon.com.”
“The Xbox One entertainment system is one of our hottest selling products this holiday season,” adds Bob Puzon, senior vice president of Merchandising at GameStop.
“GameStop is experiencing high demand from our customers for this innovative console and we are working closely with Microsoft to receive more units to fulfill our customers’ holiday shopping lists.”
“Xbox One is one of the hottest Christmas gifts this holiday season and was a top seller this Black Friday,” concludes Chris Nagelson, vice president of entertainment for Walmart U.S.
“We are refreshing our inventory as fast as we can to ensure customers can give and receive the new console for Christmas.”
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