At last Microsoft gave some precise sell-through figures for the Xbox One, and they’re quite positive ones. Apparently two million Xbox One units found a warm home in the first 18 days since the console’s launch.
Here are a few more numbers, courtesy of Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb:
- Over 83 million hours in games, TV, and apps on Xbox One since the system launched
- 39 million Xbox One achievements unlocked
- 595 million total Gamerscore achieved on Xbox One
- At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1000 units per minute on Amazon.com
Yusuf Mehdi, Xbox Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Marketing accompanied the announcement with a statement:
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
So far the
next (now current) generation seems to have had a rocket start. Will this kind of awesome momentum continue for both Microsoft and Sony? We can only hope so.