Xbox One sales reach 2 million units, now in dead heat with PS4

On average, over 111,111 units were sold per day.

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Microsoft announced today that Xbox One worldwide sales have reached more than 2 million consoles, bringing the company's new system nearly on par with Sony's PlayStation 4, which has sold 2.1 million consoles as of last week.

The 2 million Xbox One figure represents units sold-through to consumers. On average, more than 111,111 units have been sold per day, described as a "record-setting pace for Xbox," Microsoft said. More than 1 million systems were sold on launch-day alone.

Those who have purchased an Xbox One so far are showing "incredible engagement" with the system, Microsoft said. Users have spent more than 83 million hours in games, TV, and apps since launch on November 22. Including both digital games and video purchases, users have been responsible for more than 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live so far.

“We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans. We are thrilled to see sales of Xbox One on a record-setting pace, with over 2 million 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 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live to date,” Microsoft marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi said in a statement.

Microsoft added that Xbox One owners have unlocked more than 39 million achievements worth a combined 595 million total Gamerscore.

The company's announcement today also includes quotes from various big-name retailers. Amazon director of video games said at peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One at over 1,000 units per minute. Meanwhile, GameStop merchandising executive Bob Puzon described the Xbox One as "one of our hottest selling products this holiday season." Wal-Mart VP of entertainment Chris Nagelson said the Xbox One was a "top-seller" on Black Friday and that the company is refreshing its inventory "as fast as we can" to ensure customers can purchase the system for Christmas.

For more on the Xbox One vs. PS4 ongoing sales story, check out GameSpot's editorial on the matter.

Discussion

1805 comments
jcole3456
jcole3456

Ya its easy for xbox1 to catch up w Ps4 rite since PS4s ARE ALL SOLD OUT!!!!Like the release on black friday saying xbox 1 out sold ps4 60% to 30%with wii rounding out w 10% thats bcuz xbox just sold out and u had to b damn lucky and stand in line for hours to mayb get a PS.Hell I was at bestbuy on xmas eve and asked worker if they had any PS4s and he laughed and said mayb by feb i asked him about xbox1 and he said " Right over there" w a stack of about 8.Every gamestop in my area all told me Ps4 outsold xb1 almost or over 2/1 depending on the store and PS4 had been sold out 4-5 month prior to release.Damn Im glad I preordered mine day .And if u really wanna chk value and demand just chk ebay  for what ps4 r going for and what xb1 are being sold for and thats even w xb being 100$ more expensive.I wish i couldve had my gf,mom and my gf parents all go in and preorder a ps4 bcuz b4 i got home from gamestop w my ps4 i was getting calls offering 800$  for .Shit i couldve madesum damn good moneyon ebey and craigslist

Tangsta03
Tangsta03

2 million spy cameras in people's homes. The NSA should be very happy with that...

rob9999991
rob9999991

With all the past hype and complaints of the Ones old, now revised policies so many were predicting PS4 to outsell ONE by roughly 2 to 1 during the launch window and literally destroy the new Xbox. Apparently, that didn't happen... even with the higher price. Sony fanboys can say what they will, but if the price was even the Xbox One would most likely be ahead. Not the case though. All things considered it looks extremely good for MS and their new system. Titanfall will sell systems and so will Illume Room when it is released. IF MS matches the price of the PS4 come next Christmas there will be little problem with the ONE matching and eventually surpassing PS4 in sales. A lot of "if's" for sure, but with how close the sales are right off the bat the future advantage has a very good chance going to the ONE.

Vylsith
Vylsith

Yeah, Sony have obviously sold more consoles since they announced 2.1 million in sales.  Not to mention the fact that the PS4 had 2.1 million in sales over a time period of 2 less days than the Xbox One had 2 million in sales.  So it's close if you look at time period, but on both accounts the Ps4 is still selling faster.  This article is equality crap.  So tired of the gaming media being afraid to post anything positive about either side without trying to make the other side equal.  Who cares?  Just give us reality please.  I'll take reality over PC bullshit any day.

dgm3306
dgm3306

so I'd like to know how they're "neck and neck". Xbox gave their figure of 2 million units sold yesterday. Sony said they sold 2.1 million units over a week ago now so unless Sony stopped selling consoles since last week there is no way they're neck and neck. Sony is probably sitting at like 2.75 million units sold if they've continued to sell at they pace they've been selling not to mention once the systems drop in Japan Sony will destroy Microsoft over in that market.

humoungousmoth7
humoungousmoth7

Ps4 and Xbox one are garbage!  The Atari 2600 rules.  I could leave my Atari in the attic for 10 years, take it down, hook it up and it would still play.  Trying doing that with these million dollar consoles! GO ATARI, GO WIN THE CONSOLE WARS!


Rui Esteves
Rui Esteves

who cares? hardware specs are very clear! PS4 is a more powerfull console. Personally I prefer Xbox's menu interface but I'm very pleased with my ps4 still. So enjoy it...have fun!

themc_7
themc_7

This is good for everyone! Neck and neck competition drives innovation. The more people buying consoles, the more developers making games! I don't care who "wins" the console war, as long as everyone is having fun and playing the games they wanna play! 

idk95
idk95

@danbodamnit your still replying to me the day after, go to work, go to school loser. Get off of gamespot! Lol kids... Don't worry I won't reply back to another one of your msgs because if I leave it up to you I'll be on here for a few days arguing with you child.

SPreston2001
SPreston2001

I saw this launch on tv and Microsoft was passing out hoodies and hats to those in line.... Geesh u people really look for anything to bash a company lol.

Vinnvn
Vinnvn

Well it sure looks like Sony next news will be xbots bad news.

uchihasilver
uchihasilver

nothing against the xbox one but they are all wearing xbox hoodies and one is wearing an outlook shirt under his hoodie . . . all i think about that is SADDDDDDDD

Curt Stiles
Curt Stiles

They r far from neck and neck ps4 was reported at around 4 million now da

Tony Dumbassfindergeneral Canavan
Tony Dumbassfindergeneral Canavan

so basically after the initial buying spree..nobody else wanted a ps4....because even tho ps4 launched way before xbox one, guess what...they are almost neck and neck in sales so what does that say?..sorry to burst your bubble but that is also more worrying for sony as they have the ps4 available in way more countries also. ..so SUCK IT.

mr_england
mr_england

Why did so many dudes go dressed as Link?

mr_nee
mr_nee

Well they still don't sell PS4 around here. MS is a lot more supportive. If they had both equally good games in the past, I'd go for xbone. But if you look at ps3 vs 360, it's smart to wait

chieflion
chieflion

fuck xboners and there 720 p  buy our microsoft headset inter media connectivity bullshit

blackace
blackace

@Tangsta03Sony has a camera too. I guess the NSA will be happy with 3 million.

lsplan21
lsplan21

Ummm new figures have Sony ahead by 700,000 you do realize this was announced aweek after Sony said 2.1 they were at 3mill by this point so the kinda did smash them in a sense.

lsplan21
lsplan21

Exactly how Microsoft pays people to not say anything negative and give false hope they are doing well , but Sony is still very much outselling them.

blackace
blackace

2 million people bought a PSP Go. I didn't think they sold that many.

rob9999991
rob9999991

Wow, a pathetic fanboy said something stupid... What a shock...yawn

davdal3
davdal3

You showed them bud. No way could xbox be as good as ps.

It must be dark where u are seein as ur so far up sonys hole.

dysonlu
dysonlu

Yeah but it's a bit more complicated than that because the Xbox One was released one week later in NA.

We should look at total days on sale:

Sony PS4:

2.1M sold as of *Dec 1*. 

Nov 15 in NA (2 countries) ->  17 days since launch -> 2 x 17 = 34

Nov 29 in 29 other countries. -> 3 days since launch -> 3 x 29 = 87

Total days on sale:  121


MS Xbox One:

2M sold in 18 days

Nov 22 in 13 countries ->  18 days x 13 = 234

Total days on sale: 234

Looks like Sony indeed sold significantly more in terms of "per day on sale".

rob9999991
rob9999991

When all first gen issues are taken care of the actual difference between the two systems will not be very noticeable. PS is a little more powerful, sure, but not by a huge margin. Who told me this? A programmer for a game company I have talked with.  Met through a mutual friend.  That's what he told me after he got his hands on both dev kits a while back. Most programmers are not terribly excited for either system as they honestly think they are a bit underpowered compared to where cutting edge technology is right now. Still, at the end of the day it is all about the games.

rob9999991
rob9999991

@DemocraticTroll Enjoy the higher resolution on a handful of games. Everyone else will just be playing better games... But your crappy games will look slightly sharper... Hooray for you!

lsplan21
lsplan21

Ummm no actually there outselling them by a lot

AlmostHaslem
AlmostHaslem

@chieflion Are you brain dead? bf4 did not even get close to 1080p on ps4 it got 900p soooo whats your point? you mad cuz you cant afford it bro?


darcanis
darcanis

@dysonlu So according to your logic GTA 5 didn't make over $800 million in a day because it was released worldwide.  Since the world has roughly 196 countries that means it took 196 days to sell over $800 million worth of the game.  Also the game has been on sale now for 87 days that is really 17052 days... Which is 46.7 years!!  Wow that game is old!!  Gfx are holding up pretty well for its age.


I am not a Xbox, PS or even PC fanboy.  I have all three and enjoy all three for different game types and exclusives.


The reality is Xbox built X number of systems and sold out, no matter how many countries was it released in.  PS 4 built X number and sold out.  Now we are basically just comparing production line speed.  


Until systems actually start to sit on the store shelves for more than a day the numbers mean nothing.

lsplan21
lsplan21

Very true pc is still light years ahead . I work in the field , but slight margin was in cpu as Sony was slighty better , but gpu Sony was about 40 to 50

% better , but there are many test and articles stating that , except there saying its 50 to 60 which isn't true , but 40 to 50 is big diff in that department ...

rob9999991
rob9999991

@AlmostHaslem@chieflion No, he's mad because the PS4 doesn't have any good games right now and Xbots get tot play Dead Rising and Forza.... He does get an ever so slightly sharper BF4 though....good for him.

lsplan21
lsplan21

Xbox ones have been sitting on shelves the fact is all these writers don't want to right about it I'veshiwed 3 of my friends stores that had them because they kept telling me they were sold out when cotsco had a gang and gamestop , along with target ....

istuffedsunny
istuffedsunny

@dysonlu@darcanis A day is a day. What you're doing isn't math, it's kissing Sony's ass. Both companies sold 2 million in 2 weeks. Just get over it :P

dysonlu
dysonlu

@darcanis

You don't get it.   

Since release dates, length of time of total units sold and number countries are different, for the closest thing to a "apples to apples" comparison,  you need to use a common denominator and that is unit sales per day per country.  This is basically the rate of sales.  This methodology is used in elementary statistics courses.


Your GTA5 example is not the same thing.  You are not doing a comparison.  You are simply stating a stat for a given time unit (one day).

ShutUpFanboys
ShutUpFanboys

@Vinnvn @danbodamnit VGCHARTZ LOL!!!! nice site. now look up "VGChartz Reliable" on Google and tell me what you find. VGCHARTZ has been proven UNRELIABLE for YEARS kiddo for both PS and XBOX, the site is run by a confirmed Nintendo FANBOY which is why everything is pro-Nintendo on there. The site was created when the Wii dominated sales numbers. VGCHARTZ GUESSTIMATES everything, there is nothing CONCRETE until NPD releases their numbers which they then use for their own "CHARTZ" lol. Without NPD or Media Create that site would not EXIST!


people still use VGCHARTZ???!?!!?! LOLLL!!!! kids today are so behind...do some research. here I'll help you:


https://www.google.com/#q=VGCHARTZ+reliable&undefined=undefined

lsplan21
lsplan21

Killzone, warframe , .. but ya ryse was much more impressive.