Microsoft announced this morning that the corporation has sold more than 2 million Xbox One video game consoles worldwide since launching last month on November 22nd. It looks like Microsoft is attempting to keep up with rival Sony and its equally popular PlayStation 4 as Sony recently announced that PS4 sales topped 2.1 million in just 15 days on December 3rd, 2013. The good news is that the Xbox One is selling quicker than its predecessor, the Xbox 360, and is sold out at most stores in the 13 countries that it is listed for sale.
“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,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing, Xbox, in a statement.
It should also be noted that the Xbox One, priced $499 in the United States, is $100 more than the PS4 that is priced $399. Both consoles offer improved graphics and processing power thanks to AMD! Microsoft appears to be happy with averaging over 111,111 units sold per day – a record-setting pace for Xbox.