While Sony’s PlayStation 4 reached at 2.1 million consoles sales mark last week, the big competitor Xbox One didn’t lag any further behind. Microsoft declared today of having sold more than 2 million Xbox One consoles worldwide.
In a span of just 18 days, Xbox One has reportedly sold 2 million consoles worldwide. Microsoft launched Xbox One in 13 markets on November 22nd, as per the statistics, about 111,111 units were apparently being sold each day on an average. The success certainly is a record-setting pace for Xbox. The company had reportedly sold more than a million systems on day one.
Yusuf Mehdi, the marketing executive of Microsoft expressed his gratitude saying, “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.”
Ever since Xbox One system was introduced to the enthusiastic players across the world, Microsoft has observed that about 83 million hours were supposedly being spent by users in games, apps and television. The company believes that Gamers around the world are solely responsible for the million paid transactions that have taken place in purchasing digital games and videos over Xbox Live till date.
Mehdi continues, “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,”
The good news for the company accelerates as the ardent gamers have reportedly unlocked more than 39 million achievements. In turn, making a combined total Gamescore worth 595 million.
The great announcement was accompanied by industry’s big shot retailers expressing their views regarding the latest achievements. The online retailer, Amazon claimed that the customers were ordering for Xbox One at a lightning speed of over 1000 units per minute. On the other hand, while the vice president of entertainment at Walmart, Christ Nagelson calls Xbox One as a “Top Seller” on Black Friday, Bob Puzon, the merchandising executive at GameStop describes Xbox One as “One of our hottest selling products this holiday season.”
With Christmas round the corner, many retailers are expecting huge profits especially from the 18 days old console. Walmart claims to refresh its inventory as fast as it could so that its customers can buy the Xbox One console for their loved ones as a Christmas present.