Microsoft has confirmed that Xbox One has sold 2m units on its first 18 days of availability.
That equates to a daily average of 111,111 unit sales, which represents a new record for the Xbox brand.
We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans,” Microsoft’s corporate vice president of strategy and marketing Yusuf Mehdi stated.
We are thrilled to see sales of Xbox One on a record-setting pace, with over 2m 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 1m paid transactions on Xbox Live to date.”
Amazon’s video games director John Love added: Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong. At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1000 units per minute on Amazon.com.”