Xbox One seeing "unprecedented demand" Microsoft says

"We are seeing record-breaking sales and are selling every Xbox One we can make," company says.

On the same day that Sony announced the PlayStation 4 has sold 2.1 million systems worldwide, Microsoft has fired back with its own declaration of the Xbox One's success, though an updated sales figure was not provided.

In a statement on the Xbox Wire, Microsoft said the Xbox One is seeing "unprecedented demand," noting that retailers are "working around the clock" to re-stock the system. In the 11 days since launch, people have spent 50 million hours consuming games and entertainment on Xbox One, Microsoft said.

"We are humbled and gratified by the overwhelming response from our fans to the launch of Xbox One. Eleven days in we are seeing record-breaking sales and are selling every Xbox One we can make," Microsoft marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi said.

Though Microsoft did not share an updated Xbox One sales figure, the company did release a number of new statistics surround the device. These are listed below.

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Jedi4ce28
Jedi4ce28

Now if only either system could actually release a game worth playing, maybe I'll have a looksie. As it stands, neither has wowed me with their offerings. "maybe" dead rising 3 just cause I liked the other games, but not 500 dollar liked.

RS13
RS13

Geeze, just shut up and sell your damn box.  

JustWingin_IT
JustWingin_IT

They see unprecedented demand, for PC and PS 4. Funny so do I.

ResidentEvil6IV
ResidentEvil6IV

Why didn't sony say something like this?

because they don't need to BRAG about their sales, or in this case... LIE...

solokingxrobert
solokingxrobert

@ResidentEvil6IV


Xbox One is the fastest selling console in Australia :) I've traded my PS4 day one on the same day for the xbox one edition because it has the best gaming experience 


Recently overtaken ps4 on the world's largest online retailer Amazon: 
#2 on Amazon best seller after selling out yet a couple days ago. 
http://www.amazon.com/best-sellers-video-games/zgbs/videogames/ref=zg_mw_tab_t_bs

#12 on the Best sellers list of 2013 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/2013/videogames/ref=zg_bs_tab_t_bsar

Now back at #1 on the most wished for list due to being sold out. 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/most-wished-for/videogames/ref=zg_bsar_tab_t_mw

RS13
RS13

@solokingxrobert @ResidentEvil6IV "I've traded my PS4 day one on the same day for the xbox one edition because it has the best gaming experience."  


No, no you didn't.  You didn't pre-order a PS4 and pre-order an xbox1 just to turn around and sell your PS4 two weeks after it launched so you could afford the xbox1 you'd already promised to buy.

gowofwarKratos
gowofwarKratos

They are just denying the truth where PS4 indeed sold more then the Xbone. haha!

happy316
happy316

X360 demographic was trash look it up a system that dominated the little kids market. Exclusives in the end were limited to gears of war was the main one worth a damn very good series. Halo series is not a top 10 shooter series. Ps3 had a slower start but finished top notch

Upat3am
Upat3am

Microsoft say Xbox make you toast!!! And you like it!!

Ayebang
Ayebang

- Hope Sony will not use dirty tactics by hiring someone posting comments to attack its competitors or in favor of their interest like Sony did before in Sony Picture.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4741259.stm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22166606

- XB live game and its online system is better, clearly.

- XB 1 will have more fun in living room via Kinect and voice command...No need to buy expensive smart TV equipped with normal camera but priced with 3 times higher than normal one. XB1 will perform the incremental functions like internet, hand gesture, voice command and so on....XB1 will do it better. This will be the end of expensive smart TV.

- Likely better cloud system...Microsoft knows this technology very well. This should be next area of competition. Doubt on Sony ability that is never strong on software and with cost cutting, loss and reducing headcount....It a problem to catch up.

- Install Kinect...Better game experience, better for game developers, for Kid and for my wife and whole family. Kinect technology is better than The Eye from PS 4, too.

- Powerful OS inside....It is tweak and smaller version of Win 8. So, probably it may run Windows desktop software. Developers will probably write many new software after xb1 launching. Future is bright. Many developers who get familiar with win 8 codes will find it comfortable to write software for XB1.

- Cable box inside....You can connect your cable box to XB1 and bypass menu to get interface of XB1....It is cool. You like it or not....Never mind, it just included. good hah. No need another port for your XB1 in your TV, too.

- More expensive than PS4 ?....Yes with Kinect installed. Anyway, it is cheaper than IPhone or its Sony flagship one, though.

- Skype...You can play games without compromising to do more nice things in living room, watch TV and talk v'ia Skype, too. Is it good ? I do not know. I know it is not bad at all to add this feature that PS4 cannot deliver.

Sarg1010
Sarg1010

#1 Who knows.

#2 Not only is that subjective, but you have to pay for online.

#3 Whoopty doo, the kinect sucks when it comes to recognizing voice commands, and doesn't fare much better when it comes to  hand gestures.

#4 Point invalidated by "likely better".

#5 Better game experience? You're kidding, right? Name one game that is significantly improved by having a kinect.

#6 Windows 8 sucks. And no DUH developers will get comfortable with it after using it. That's called experience, they can do the same with with any other kind of coding.

#7 So you buy a $500 cable box... as opposed to switching inputs with your remote/hooking up your cable box to the tv? I don't know, this part didn't make much sense.

#8 Yea... that's how MS is forcing you to buy it. 

#9 Skype is free on the PC, and who says the PS4 couldn't have it too?


You do a good job of representing your Xbot brothers.

zeta
zeta

Yeah, my local Gamestop still has Xbox Ones available.. I might actually pick one up tonight!

Samulies
Samulies

My local EB games is sold out of PS4 until March 2014 but have plenty of Xbox ones currently in stock,..

baxwam
baxwam

Lol M$ is throwing a lot of bullshit. They are on full damage control. They even claim that they bash on government spying and that they are going to improve encryption code ( While giving the keys to the NSA). 

Sideways8_4ever
Sideways8_4ever

looks like Microshit is inflating their own ego again

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

The PS4 is cheaper and has a more powerful gpu. Most hardcore gamers will flock to the ps4 at first I would think. But I think Microsoft will appeal to the masses eventually when the price becomes more competitive. 

ShinDe0n
ShinDe0n

@guitarist1980 lol wtf more powerful gpu. The PS3 was more powerful than Xbox 360 and still got shitted on. Be quiet about specs. Stay focus on how good your games are and who brings out the best engine for the games. The gpu not gonna be maxed out until year 2019 so stop caring about it. The cloud system on the Xbox is gonna own your soul.
I'm waiting for exclusives like TitanFall, Halo, Fable, Forza's and I'm all good. Guranteed titles in the next year or 2 not maybe they gonna make it for Xbox One.

RabbiSchmuley
RabbiSchmuley

What a douchey scoundrel you are.

Ps3 dominated your mom and gave birth to you, then left her with the bastard to feed and raise...I don't know how you got so big so fast...and so hateful too. 

vassago_
vassago_

@RabbiSchmuley Nah, 360 was definitely a better console than PS3, despite Sony having the more powerful console. At least for my own tastes. I owned 4 games for my PS3 and I bought it at launch. Meanwhile, I have over 30 360 games.

Ayebang
Ayebang

@guitarist1980 ps 4 is cheaper but more expensive on same game than xb 1's, no Kinect which is the best in class in gaming camera, Still some glitch in psn and less no. of game at launch.

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

@ShinDe0n The PS3 was more powerful, had better looking games, and sold more units.

I don't own a console but please try and argue with the facts, it's very entertaining.

dog
dog

@RabbiSchmuley Ah, a perfect specimen of the stupidity and immaturity possessed by Sony fanboys.

Llama345
Llama345

I refuse to brand myself to either set. WiiU is looking mighty good right now. 

mike4487
mike4487

@Llama345 I second your motion...

To be honest I think Nintendo products have grown on me recently... the classics and games seem fun and trying games in a new angle seems like it would be fun (after my research it looks like there's some interesting aspects to a lot of the games).

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

I'm sure Sony is in the same situation since there aren't any PS4s in stock in any of the stores I've gone to.  Both systems are in high demand and will be for a while, no surprise there.

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

The fact Microsoft are so far unwilling to release actual numbers makes me think they're not as good as Sony's. The fact they feel they have to say anything at all makes me think they're worried.

Richmaester6907
Richmaester6907

@PlatinumPaladin it sells at a higher price so its safe to say the PS4 has sold more units but Microsoft seems to be holding back on their Xbox Ones so they don't have 1 million unsold consoles on the shelves.

Hermes33
Hermes33

They might be selling out because they sold all their consoles to government prisons for the inmates to play with....

wrestlemaniaw
wrestlemaniaw

"selling every Xbox One we can make" yeah by guiding the dogs to the bones... 

Hermes33
Hermes33

Microsoft say "unprecedented demand" about their own console... how is that in any way meaningful or relevant? What does *everyone else* say, aside from Microsoft employees?? I wouldn't be surprised if they already have a handful of employees on here ready with fake accounts just to back up how great they are... reputation.com, anyone? :)

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

pointless data....no sales number means they dont like the numbers they got back

DeadHUSKSskiN
DeadHUSKSskiN

Yea.. yea.. 2 to 1 .. yea.. MY system outsells YOUR system.. YEA YEA.. 2 to 1 I bet..  Im getting a PS 4 tattoo, with their year end sales figures underneath.. and every year after, im going to ADD the total under that... My back will be a beautiful picture of dominance... And then when I run across Cerny Ill say I BOUGHT A PS4! LOOK AT MY TATTOO!! and he looks at me sidways and says, GET A LIFE YOU STUPID TURD!.. Then Ill go home and hang myself..  You guys can have my Knack... I love you all.. PS FOR LIFE....... TIL DEATH

SexyMiralda
SexyMiralda

I checked my local game store in UK, they said that there is no chance of getting PS4 before christmas whereas Xbox 1 should be quite easy to get hands on. 

max_skillz1406
max_skillz1406

wow then why when i go to storse i only find XB1. an when i ask for a ps4 everyone says ... were out.?

triton1977
triton1977

@max_skillz1406 Sony shut down the factory in China for days because they wanted to find out where exactly the issues came from, so all the PS4 in stores became replacement consoles for those who got broken consoles day 1. This is also why Amazon refused to take more orders a while ago.

Hermes33
Hermes33

@triton1977 @max_skillz1406 I don't really need to buy either console yet, but even if I wanted to there's no way I'd buy until a few months time until the problems are ironed out. Early versions almost always have problems don't they. That's why I can't understand anyone who actually wants to camp out on the street to buy now?

shreddyz
shreddyz

once i drink this next beer, everything will be ok.

zzanzabar
zzanzabar

I can only speak for my small section of the US market but here there is problem getting a Xboxone but you cannot find a PS4 for love or money.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Uh huh, i call BS. You can buy X1s at my local stores, including Best Buy and Gamestop but you cant find ps4s. X1 is being outsold at the very least 2:1 here in the US.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

If i were microsoft i wouldn't go around Tooting my own horn just yet. sure you've outsold the ps4 by a small margin but you never know what sony has up their sleeves. Also the only main reason the X1 outsold the ps4 is because (and this is just my opinion) the ps4 has like one or two good games to play (mainly knack and kill zone) the the Xbox one's four (or five if people play Killer Instinct) and that's Dead rising 3, Ryse, and forza 5.

I'd wait until 2014 and see all the great games (both multiplatform and exclusive) both consoles are offering.

RabbiSchmuley
RabbiSchmuley

yes! you are so right, and true...why have you not taken this message to the streets? People may be saved by such sure-thought wisdom. I'm glad to have seen this extremely useful comment

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@Ranma_X_basic  

Uh....X1 hasnt outsold the PS4 at all.
In fact, its quite behind.

Hermes33
Hermes33

@WolfGrey I agree with you, but you're sort of stating the obvious because all sales figures can be faked (and are).