Xbox One Ships 5 Million Units; Microsoft Boasts about Titanfall Sales

After counting up the NPD Group numbers for March, Microsoft was proud to announce that Titanfall is the number one selling game for March in the United States.

The team and I had the honor of joining thousands of you in Austin, Texas at SXSW this past March as you waited in line for the Titanfall launch on Xbox One. We were blown away by your passion and enthusiasm on launch night and since then, it’s been exciting to see gamers around the world playing “Titanfall” on Xbox Live.

Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy, and Business thanked Respawn Entertainment and EA for their contributions and also announced that they have already shipped more than 5 million Xbox One consoles since launch with fans spending about five hours a day playing with games and apps.

The NPD Group results included how the Xbox One has sold-in 311,000 units in the U.S during the month of March alone, outpacing the Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, and how the Xbox 360 has also sold 111,000 units as well. Between the two, 4.1 million games have been sold which is 49 percent of total software market share.

Out of the top ten games in the US, the Xbox One held Plant vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zereos, and Titanfall itself. For its generation, Xbox 360 held six of the top ten games including Minecraft, Dark Souls II, and South Park: The Stick of Truth.

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  • Metzgermeister

    5 million shipped, which is a big difference.
    Get your gaming jornalism right.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Might want to get your politeness right. Mistakes happen.

      Mind you, “shipped” and “sold” are complete equivalents for what a publisher is concerned. Once Microsoft sells those boxes to retailers, for what Microsoft is concerned, they’re sold. Money’s in the bag. The “Shipped vs Sold” discussion is mostly fanboy fodder.

      • Metzgermeister

        Wrong again.
        The correct term you are looking for is Sold-in, and not Sold.
        There is a difference and in this article it implies it is sold through consumer, which isn’t the case and is probably not even close to that.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          Actually no. “sold” does not imply anything. It’s a generic term that can apply both to sold-in and sold-through.

          And for what Microsoft itself is concerned, the difference is irrelevant, as units that are sold to retailers are sold for what a manifacturer is concerned. Whether they find a home or stay on the shelves, it’s a problem concerning the retailers.

          But again, I suggest you present your feedback in a more polite way.

          • Metzgermeister

            In no way or shape was i disrespectful, i stated to get your facts right and it’s still wrong.
            But to each their own.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            “Get your gaming jornalism right.” is a pretty disrespectful statement, which you should avoid.

          • Metzgermeister

            The disrespect is in your head, i believe you are saying that because these words have been thrown around lately in a negative way, which does not concern me no matter i think this is right or wrong. What i meant is the the article is misleading, and no matter how you try to impose that those words mean the same, they don’t. But i will stop here, if i disrespected someone, it was not my intention.

          • stoletarts

            Corrected and fixed my oversight right away, but your rude remark at the end killed any sort of point you were trying to make about the actual content, if any.

          • Metzgermeister

            I’m sorry you feel this way.
            It was not meant to be rude, You are an important gaming site with important gaming jornalism and i pointed out for you guys to check your facts.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            I’d say we’re far from “important,” but it’s always important to remember that writers are all human. They make mistakes, or in this case oversights. They also fix them, and there’s no reason to jump at their throats over something like this.

          • Xtreme Derp

            I politely corrected some articles here before and the staff was very nice about it.

          • shinitaru

            suck up ;D

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          • Gannicus

            hey up now teachers pet is in the house, do you bring apples in for them to?!!!!

          • Metzgermeister

            You thought i jumped at the writters throat, but i didn’t. I respect this site and its writters, i was direct when i asked you guys to check about it but the “gaming jornalism” part wasn’t a harsh comment as you thought, In retrospect, i should be aware of that before because of all negativity around gaming jornalism. But really, not my intention to offend anyone and for that i apologize.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            That’s ok, we apologize for the mistake 😀 It’s late and everyone’s tired. Especially me since it’s 3 am 😀

          • Raven Nafariea

            aww, Everyone kiss and make up now… Group Hugs!!!! =)

          • doom guy

            I would be nice if others thought the same about sites like IGN, GameSpot etc. I think people forget that those sites are also run by actual human beings, and they make mistakes all the time. Also the amount of bitching for their reviews is……. If they give a good score to a game they like they praise the site, but if they don’t then……. Well u know.

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            The point in that the article wasn’t really misleading. It was less precise that it could have been, but it didn’t specify sold-in or sold-through, nor did it tell “sold to customers.”

            “Sold” applies both to sold-in and sold-through. Specifying is better, but that doesn’t mean it’s incorrect. For what Microsoft is concerned, those units are sold.

          • jnemesh

            From game developers point of view, they are NOT, as a game console sitting on a shelf can’t very well buy games, can it?

      • skratchy

        I would say 5 million shipped instead of 4 million sold too. Looks a lot better 😛

        • Raven Nafariea

          Especially when on other sites they are reporting this they are saying shipped not sold as well.

        • Giuseppe Nelva

          It’s more precise, and Megan simply had an oversight, which has been fixed. Doesn’t justify the rudeness of the initial comment.

          If one gets pissy because someone writes “sold” and not “shipped” his priorities aren’t in the right place.

      • Boerewors

        I don’t completely agree with you there Beppe, the distinction between shipped and sold is an important one indeed. With sold we always mean sold the the end consumer, which means there isn’t any stock. Shipped, but not sold, is indeed money in the bank for these 5 million, but no demand for further shipments.

    • Xtreme Derp

      Don’t be rude to the staff now.

      • Born2Game4Life

        You ain’t got any right to say that to anyone, after all the insults you throw at people just for picking a different machine than you.

        • Xtreme Derp

          No, that’s for being constantly stupid, delusional, and wrong fanboys.

          One slightly misplaced word on a normally accurate blog is nothing.

  • superkarma

    So…the X1 still hasn’t outsold the Wii U? Ouch, that X1 struggle is real.

    I also like how Microsoft continues to not mention actual Titanfall sales figures. You would think that a game they touted as “the most anticipated game of the year”, they would be itching at the chance to release actual sales figures…but I guess not.

  • Xtreme Derp

    5 million sold-in to retailers, ~4.2 million sold through to customers according to vgchartz

  • You are flat out wrong

    So, 6 million shipped five million sold in four months then?

    • Michael Norris

      Nah more like 5 million shipped 4-4.5 sold.I like in Jacksonville, FL you can go into any store and grab a Xone…Ps4 on the other hand not so much.Still good numbers just shows that console gaming if far from dead.

      • You are flat out wrong

        In four months. In August.

    • someguy

      LMAO did you fail math or business…which one ?

    • Anders

      5 million sold to retailers and around 4.1 million costumers has bought the Xbox One.

      • You are flat out wrong

        Yeah, I mean that’ll be the numbers in four months. Just over 1 million sold in four months isn’t very healthy.

  • shogunknight

    More than 5 million shipped, it means theres more than 800,000 unsold units in the countries the console has been released in (vgchartz says 4.2 million sold). Thats a lot

  • Guest

    For the record

    • Redinferno124

      Dammit discus, why you so buggy?

  • Redinferno124
    • You are flat out wrong

      Not dead enough tbh.

      • Redinferno124

        You should see the full episode. It will disturb you.

        • Negi Springfield

          From what anime is this ?

          • chipcs

            Black Lagoon: Roberta`s Blood Trail

          • Negi Springfield

            Cool , I heard of the name of that anime , From what they said , The ones who made Black Lagoon are the ones who made Kill La Kill ?

  • doom guy

    Nice 4MS. Competition will bring out the best in both companies, which can only be good for us gamers.

    • jnemesh

      Yeah, because we benefited SO much from competition last generation, right? Especially the part where MS made developers sign “parity clauses” which kept the PS3 ports of multiplatform games limited to the graphics the 360 could handle?

      I disagree that Microsoft HAS to be in the game for there to be a healthy console market. We would be FAR better off without them! As to “competition”? We would still have Nintendo, iOS, Android and PC games around to compete…we dont NEED Microsoft…and fortunately, a LOT of gamers are beginning to agree.

  • Ritsujun

    So, Miclownsoft finally had something to boast about! They were dead quiet for months.
    LOL. Don’t give up, MS!!!

  • RealityCheck2013

    MS should of easily won the US last month with all the Titanfall hype but they didn’t. How embarrassing LoL:D

  • Dennis

    Shipped =/= sold.

  • Delsin Rowe

    How sad is that. why ?
    1- you ship 5 milion console and their not even sold out ! (poor retailers )
    2- since you dont have a worthy first party studio , respawn and EA made your game and you act like it’s your game.

  • Born2Game4Life

    Let the fanboy wars BEGIN!

  • PachterStation

    I don’t think Titanfall (Titanfell) has sold bucket loads. The Titanfall console pack hasn’t exactly boosted sales worldwide. In the UK, the game and the console have already been discounted. The One version is selling for less than the 360 version (on disc). I sort of knew that Titanfall wouldn’t be as big as it was claiming to be. I suppose Titanfall 2 on the PS4 will be a big seller and will boost console sales (a Titanfall 2 console pack on the horizon). The PS4 is already on 7 million units. By the end of this year, it wouldn’t surprise me if the figures come in at between 12 to 15 million units. Fair enough, the PS4 is out in more countries, so the One on 5 million units is decent, more so when the price could be better. The US price is spot on, but the UK price, it needs to start at £300.

  • jnemesh

    Wow! These are sellling SO well, that all of the major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and now Newegg, are discounting the bundles (bunduru) $50! Guess this is what happens when you stuff the channel for press release purposes!