In the 18 days after the Xbox One was launched on November 22, Microsoft has managed to sell over two million of the consoles to consumers (as opposed to simply shipping that number to retailers). This is a record for sales of any Xbox console and has also meant that the devices are being sold at quite a clip on Amazon:
“Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong,” said John Love, director of video games at Amazon. “At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1,000 units per minute on Amazon.com.”
Microsoft also touted some interesting numbers:
- The two million figure means that an average of over 111,111 Xbox One consoles have been sold each day.
- Over 83 million hours have been spent on the Xbox One in games, TV, and apps.
- 39 million Achievements have been unlocked on the Xbox One.
- More than 595 million Gamerscore points have been earned.
Microsoft surpassing the two million mark with the Xbox One also means that it is hot on the heels of the PS4, which Sony announced it had sold over two million of just last week. Clearly there are supply constraints in place at the moment (for both consoles) so it will be interesting to see how the sales figures compare once those get ironed out and each console becomes more freely available.