The Xbox One launched in 13 territories worldwide on November 22, 2013 and by the end of the year shifted over three million consoles, Microsoft revealed today.
The company noted that their next-gen console was also the fastest selling console in the US for the month of November.
“Since our launch, demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out throughout the holidays at most retailers worldwide,” noted Xbox corporate vice president of strategy and marketing Yusuf Mehdi. “We are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible.”
On the other hand, Sony’s PlayStation 4 sold over 2 million units by December 3, 2013 but the company has yet to officially release the figures at the end of the year.
Judging from how both of the consoles have been running closely to each other, expect the PS4 to have crossed the three million mark as well.
The PlayStation 4 is now scheduled to officially release in Japan on February 22, 2014. However, a release date for the Xbox One is still pending. We’re assuming it to happen by mid-March.
It’s great to see that all the initial bad press for the Xbox One did not hamper its performance in the market. One would ponder over whether these figures could have been better if Microsoft had done a better job promoting their console earlier on.