I know, I know, you just want a local Xbox One release date. We all do. But why should Microsoft worry about penetrating our market just yet – they’ve already sold 3 million units worldwide (in the select launch countries). That’s a lot.
In a media note, Yusuf Mehdi announced that by the end of 2013, the Xbox One had sold through 3 million units:
It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honored to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November. Since our launch, demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out throughout the holidays at most retailers worldwide. We are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible.
We can expect more information on 23 January when Microsoft announces the company’s earnings. Those are a lot of units moving for the Xbox One, and definitely shows a lot of interest in the console. Last we heard from Sony was at the beginning of December when they announced that the PS4 had sold 2.1 million units. I’m sure we’ll get an update on Playstation sales soon as the tit-for-tat continues.
These sales figures are really rather impressive. People may say that our economies have crashed and people can’t afford such high end electronics, but the reality is that they’re selling faster than Sony or Microsoft can make them. I suppose they aren’t so expensive when you consider inflation, plus people are used to shelling out similar amounts of cash for iPads and smartphones.
Last Updated: January 7, 2014