2 Million X1s Sold So Far

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While the PS4 might be leaving Microsoft in the dust in the early stages, the Xbox One is still shifting an impressive number of units. Over 2 million of the large VHS players have now been sold, which is a much larger figure than I was anticipating to be honest given the companies rotten public image right now.

“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.”

Given the console’s larger games (Halo, Titanfall) haven’t been released yet, Microsoft should be pleased with this result.

Who said home consoles were a dead concept?

Dave – NGXN

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Posted on 12/12/2013, in News and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hyp3rSint4x

    The majority of people I heard complaining about the XB1 were internet trolls and younger gamers who cared nothing more than playing games. My other friends, typically older with more personal disposable income, who welcomed the value of having the additional functionality built into the system were still optimistic about it. I think a more telling figure would be the total numberof active users a full calendar year post launch.

    As always, time will tell!

    • I agree with this, to a point anyway. It’s safe to say a large number of the X1 haters either couldn’t afford the console’s high price tag or just intended to pick up a PS4 instead. Fanboys aye?

      There is no denying however that Microsoft, from a PR perspective, made a complete mess of announcing their new console. All of these new “scary” concepts such as always online, DRM, cannot trade in games, etc were just sort of thrown at us with very little explanation as to how they would benefit us as a customer. There’s also the Kinect of course, which 90% of potential X1 owners didn’t want, which raised the total price to a ridiculous £430.

      To their credit, the Microsoft U-turn later in the year obviously did them some good, as 2 million units is very impressive – especially when compared to the poor Wii U. You are correct though, 12 months from now, when the likes of Titanfall are out, is a good time to analyse a console’s success 🙂

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