Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Xbox One unit sales hit 2 million

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has reported that over 2 million Xbox One video game consoles have been sold so far. Over 111,000 Xbox One consoles are being sold per day since sales started on November 22nd.

“We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans,” stated Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing for Xbox, in a statement. “We are thrilled to see sales of Xbox One on a record-setting pace.”

Last week, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 4 hit 2.1 million in console sales. The PlayStation 4 started selling in North America on November 15th.

The announcement follows similar news from Sony last week, revealing that global sales of the PS4 topped 2.1 million. The PS4 launched in North America on Nov. 15, followed by Europe and Australia late last month. The console debuts in Japan in February.