Microsoft have reached the two million landmark with the Xbox One after just 18 days of the console being on sale. That’s over a hundred thousand units per day, on average, and a really impressive start alongside the PS4.
Speaking about the matter, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of strategy and marketing Yusuf Mehdi stated:
“We are thrilled to see sales of Xbox One on a record-setting pace, with over 2m 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 1m paid transactions on Xbox Live to date.”
This generation is going to be good, as big install bases mean more games from publishers, with some perhaps even willing to take chances with new IPs rather than relying on current franchises. It’s going to be an exciting few years.