“Look, our console’s already sold over 2 million units!”
Though the console only launched 18 days ago, Microsoft has announced today that the Xbox One has already sold over 2 million consoles to consumers worldwide. This means that, worldwide, Microsoft is averaging over 111,111 units sold every day.
Corporate vice president of strategy and marketing for Microsoft’s Xbox division, Yusuf Mehdi, stated, ““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. 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.”
John Love, Amazon’s director of video games adds in that, “Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong. At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1000 units per minute on Amazon.com.”
So the next generation consoles appear to be selling quite well, which should be good news for any gamer. Will the consoles continue to sell this well, or will the sales taper off when the holidays end?