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Microsoft Sells Through More Than One Million Consoles in the First 24 Hours

by Sean P. Aune | November 22, 2013November 22, 2013 5:15 pm PDT

Microsoft has issued a press release with some interesting statistics about the first 24 hours of the Xbox One. Chief amongst them that the console sold more than one million units.

Sony announced after the launch of the PlayStation 4 that it had sold one million units in the first 24 hours, making it the most successful console launch in history. Microsoft has now followed this up with a statement that it has “more than one million consoles sold through worldwide in less than 24 hours.” No specific number is mentioned, and the company doesn’t try to claim it beat Sony, but it does make it clear this is the biggest launch in the history of the Xbox brand.

A few other interesting stats from the release: 

  • Over 60 million zombies have been killed in Dead Rising 3
  • Over 3.6 million miles driven in Forza Motorsport 5
  • Over 7.1 million combos in Killer Instinct
  • Over 8.5 million enemies defeated in Ryse: Son of Rome
  • 43.3 million Fit Points earned in Xbox Fitness

“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Xbox. “Seeing thousands of excited fans lined up to get their Xbox One and their love for gaming was truly a special moment for everyone on the Xbox team. We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season.”

The war is definitely on at retailers this holiday season for your gaming dollars, but at this rate it looks like all of them could walk away winners.


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Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...


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