Microsoft has announced that Xbox One has sold 2 million units in 18 days, trumpeting the new console as one of the hottest items this holiday season.
“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.
“Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong,” said 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 console launched in 13 countries on November 22nd, with other regions coming sometime in 2014.
Sony sold 2.1 million PS4s in 16 days.
If anything, this shows that the games industry is stronger than ever, and completely goes against what “analysts” have been predicting.
Via Xbox News Wire.