Achievement Earned - Xbox One Notches Up 2 Million Sales In 18 Days

Written by Neil Soutter on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 5:00 PM

Xbox One is keeping pace with the Playstation 4’s gargantuan sales, Microsoft has revealed. After the PS4’s launch in Europe it was revealed that Sony’s next-gen console had hit two million units within a fortnight.

A fine figure indeed but Microsoft has hit straight back with the news that it too has hit two million units sold through to customers within 18 days, in just 13 territories in comparison to the Playstation 4’s 32 countries…

Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb confirmed that the two million figure was indeed the number sold through to the consumer, with Nelson going on to say that during the peak of demand customers were ordering Xbox One consoles at a rate of over a thousand per minute on Amazon.com.

Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of strategy and marketing at Xbox said “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.” Yay for microtransactions.

The two million consoles sold per day averages to over 111,111 units sold every day, with Microsoft keen to throw some bamboozling stats in the equation. So far gamers have unlocked over 39 million Xbox One achievements for a grand total of 595 million Gamerscore, although it’s unsure how many of them were hard-earned from watching TV.

On 1st December it was announced that Playstation 4 had hit 2.1 million consoles sold worldwide, having launched in North America on 15th November. These are great figures for both consoles, indicating that a lot of gamers would all too ready for that generational change, although the difficult part will no doubt be in keeping momentum through the typically difficult post-launch drought both consoles will face.

How long do you think both consoles can keep up this pace?

Do you think the console race will be closer than we thought?

 

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16:42 Dec-12-2013

Only way why xbox is getting sold is: Exclusive games & xbox fanboys
ps4 actually aslo, but why buy xbox and pay more for less performance?
It is like buying an iPhone over an Android phone (samsung and others)

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13:21 Dec-13-2013

dud...both ps and xbox have exclusive games and the same performance. STOP with the fandoing

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16:41 Dec-17-2013

Acutally the ps4 has better GPU while the xbox processor is 0.15 ghz faster. Also ps4 has gddr5 ram and xbox ddr3 (with that 32mb other stuff)
Ps4 has better performance in games (less fps drops)

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17:00 Dec-17-2013

Their performance is almost equal, for example CoD Ghosts has more frame drops on PS4 than on X1 version, though differences are minimal.

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17:22 Dec-17-2013

The war is upon us again

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17:26 Dec-17-2013

There is no need for war now that both consoles are so equal, it's just not right to say that other's performance is clearly better than the others. All gaming platforms are great and there is no need to fight over them.

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20:10 Dec-17-2013

I mean if you only look on hardware, some games are better optimized on the other console. BF4 runs 40-60fps on ps4 and 30-60 on xbox 1.

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16:14 Dec-12-2013

Ehh not to bad for the Xbone finally catching up

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15:08 Dec-12-2013

There's a reason that none of us have heard of the "gaystation 4"... because you don't make fun of something for being better.

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14:26 Dec-12-2013

Ahh the console war is here again...why dont they yust combine the two consoles and call it PX...it would have all the best features from both consoles and more. I love both ps and xbox but the ˝ps is better than xbox˝ or ˝xbox is better than ps˝ is getting really old and very confusing for new buyers.

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14:35 Dec-12-2013

Haha

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13:04 Dec-12-2013

Cool so 2 million people (mostly children) are being watched by the NSA

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13:39 Dec-12-2013

I seriously want to know are some people really that paranoid? Or just kidding?

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06:51 Dec-12-2013

it is mostly due to ps4 stocks are already sold out and people have to buy this for christmas

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06:52 Dec-12-2013

hehe

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11:33 Dec-12-2013

Nice one KeepTrolling. Thumbs up to you :)

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23:09 Dec-11-2013

The Xbone is doing better than I thought it would.

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00:56 Dec-12-2013

Yet you still clearly lack maturity to call it it's actual name. Please refrain from acting such. I don't call the PS4 the "Gaystation 4". And if you call me a fanboy, I just spent 700$ on Computer parts, not the Xbox One.

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01:08 Dec-12-2013

FuzzyTrex dont take it so serious its not hurting anyone and i havent heard of the gaystation 4 lol

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01:21 Dec-12-2013

Thank you. I'm getting so tired of people ganging up on Xbox One for not implementing features that were Sony's ideas in the first place. If anyone doesn't think that Sony does not deserve the praise it's getting please google David Manning, George Hotz or Sony BMG copy protection rootkit. The statement (made in 2005!!) "Most people, I think, don't even know what a rootkit is, so why should they care about it?", by Thomas Hesse regarding the Sony BMG scandal should remind you of a certain Microsoft employee's comments regarding always-on DRM.

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03:36 Dec-12-2013

I call it the Xbone simply to stop confusing friends from the first Xbox from the Xbox One. Seriously, they could of picked a better name -_-'

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08:13 Dec-12-2013

I call it Xbone, IMO it's not offensive name at all, i have nothing against Xbox One.

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01:27 Dec-15-2013

lol everybody calls it the xbone, its just short for xbox one, they're not making fun of it. im getting an xbone btw

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01:29 Dec-15-2013

Welp your not but i am XD
Xbone

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22:22 Dec-11-2013

Th point that the PS4 has higher sales because it is sold in more countries is made invalid by the fact that it hasn't been released in those countries yet.

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20:21 Dec-11-2013

Pc is still the Best !

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18:29 Dec-11-2013

Xbone seems to be a pretty nice console after all, i could even see myself buying it after few years when the price goes down. But i'm definitely getting PS4 first.

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01:40 Dec-12-2013

No offence but just upgrade your pc

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04:15 Dec-12-2013

i'm pretty sure that's a laptop...

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06:02 Dec-12-2013

oh my bad

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08:14 Dec-12-2013

And I like console gaming more...

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17:48 Dec-11-2013

Microsoft reached Sony's 2 million a week later. I reckon Sony is at 3 million now. Anyway, I still want no part of a gimped in Canada Xbox One. PC/PS4 is the way to go. Xbox fanboys hate PC, hate Sony and Nintendo but love video games so they have no choice but to buy Xbox and risk, in America at least, of being spied on by creepy secret agents.

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18:36 Dec-11-2013

Buy and Xbox one and allow NSA and MS to watch you fap to DOA...

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19:50 Dec-11-2013

Got to be quite a pathetic person to fap to a videogame...

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01:09 Dec-12-2013

actually its the PS4 that supports pornhub

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18:45 Dec-11-2013

I'll bet these people deep down like being seen on camera in front of creepy strangers.

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19:51 Dec-11-2013

If the Kinect bothers u that much, cant u just turn it to a other direction?

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21:24 Dec-11-2013

just sit there and start fapping, wispering to the kinect...this is for you É›

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21:10 Dec-11-2013

First off. The PlayStation has sold more because it is being sold in twice as many countries (as the article states)
Also I am an Xbox fanboy... I also have a gaming pc, I have a Wii and I occasionally play PlayStation. To be honest with you, your comment is a hateful fanboy comment.
Lastly... The Kinect sensor for the Xbox One doesn't have to be turned on or even plugged in when you use the console. And 'spies' can spy on anyone through the internet.

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21:29 Dec-11-2013

A lot of people think Microsoft is lying.

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23:01 Dec-11-2013

i have a pc and im getting an xbox one. i have a 360 right now and i play it more often than my pc, and i am dying to get my xbox one as soon as i can. I love GD but everyone hates xbone here and i dont know why!!

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08:30 Dec-12-2013

I'm not sure if I offended anyone but just to clarify: Even though I call it douchebox one, I actually do see myself getting one in future as all the hate toward the Xbox one seems to be proven to be hot gas... But I am also considering a PS4... Right now, I have an Xbox 360 250 GB that is showing its age...

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17:29 Dec-11-2013

haha dang! I thought it said "Botches" not "Notches" lol!! i thought this was going to be an article about how microsoft and sony are both making mistakes... oh well... interesting article just the same.

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17:23 Dec-11-2013

i quite liked the xbox one but with all the hate i saw it recieved i didnt expect it to really keep up.

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17:43 Dec-11-2013

Agree... Not bad... Perhaps I have to rethink the nickname I gave it of douchebox one if it turns out to not be as bad as everyone says...

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17:04 Dec-11-2013

I bet you earn 13 "achievements" just from plugging in the controller

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18:44 Dec-11-2013

and another 26 from watching tv

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