Not to be outdone by Sony’s rallying cry of over 2 million sold, post-UK launch, Microsoft has also announced that the Xbox One has sold-through 2 million consoles in the 13 countries it is currently available in.
In 18 days, that’s pretty impressive. Obviously, a number of Microsoft figureheads were trumpeting this success, including corporate vice president of strategy and marketing, Yusuf Mehdi:
“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.”
It’s worth noting that the “1 million paid transactions”, refers to “digital games and video purchases”. So, judging by the way Microsoft has worded this, this isn’t in reference to their apparent eagerness to include microtransactions in fully priced games.
But, there you have it, folks. Both consoles are selling really well. Shock.