Xbox One Passed 3 Million Sales In 2013, Halo Coming This Year

Microsoft have announced via a post on the Xbox Wire that their new console sold over 3 million in 13 territories last year. Those are some impressive numbers, which they describe as a “record-setting pace for Xbox”. They also note that despite the system selling out, they’re working hard to deliver additional units as soon as possible.

“Together, we ushered in a new era of games and entertainment with Xbox One. Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013. It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honored to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November. Since our launch, demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out throughout the holidays at most retailers worldwide. We are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible.”

There was some concern over the new Halo game’s release date due to it not being listed in the post alongside titles such as Titanfall, Watch Dogs, Project Spark and Sunset Overdrive, but Senior PR Manager Rob Semsey has confirmed that the next Halo journey “will begin in 2014”.

That suggests that Halo will launch this year, though it doesn’t completely confirm that we’ll see the full title – just that the journey will begin in some form, and we will be playing a Halo game on Xbox One in 2014. All eyes on E3 for that.

The Xbox One will launch in further territories – including some mainland European and Nordic countries – at a yet unspecified point in 2014, after a lengthy delay. Microsoft have not commented on a launch date.



  1. I was wondering if we’d start seeing Early Access games appearing on console soon, perhaps that’s what MS’s plan will be, to basically have an extended beta launch.
    It does seem odd we haven’t heard or seen much, you would of thought as one of MS’s key exclusive franchises, they’d be shouting from the rooftops about it, drumming up hype.

  2. I bet it’s an app.
    £10 says the journey starts with an app.


  3. Tbh I think Titanfall has more hype and interest than Halo. March is gonna be important for m$… Especially EA after all the issues with BF4 and its servers…

    • Imagine if Titanfall turns out a bug-riddled mess as well, EA can’t let that happen.

      I’m not having any issues with BF4 on PS4 though, for the record.

      • I’m not now I’ve made my PS4 fixed IP and set it to DMZ :) had some fun games tonight with a mate – shame you can’t join as party but we managed to sort it quick enough :)

  4. 3 million units sold is not to be sniffed at, looks like there won’t be a huge overall difference between sales for XB1 and PS4 – which is great as it means whichever one you choose you should be in good company.

    • Agreed… although it’ll be interesting to see how East Asia receives the PS4 and Xbox One. Might make a hell of a difference.

      • Sold out in South Korea at least, can’t speak for the other countries and I’m not sure how much stock was given to asia especially as demand is still unsatisfied in EU and US.

  5. Once PS4 drops on its home territory. Things will change. PS4 is still leading and it’s still got its best saved for last. Ready, aim…. Bang goes the dynamite!

  6. Could the tv series be the halo journey beginning?

  7. Won’t it be two years since 4 at the end of the year? That’s enough time to make a sequel, but I have a feeling this’ll be something else.

  8. Looking forward to the new Halo. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with the series but its highly likely to feature local multiplayer so that’s reason enough for me to pick it up.

  9. And PS4 still only 1 million ahead with 4m, the gap is not widening atm.

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