Microsoft sells 1 million Xbox One units in its first 24 hours

Microsoft sells 1 million Xbox One units in its first 24 hours

Microsoft has announced a successful Xbox One launch with over 1 million units sold worldwide in the first 24 hours. That roughly matches Sony’s PlayStation 4, which also topped 1 million in its first day.

Friday’s launch outpaced the launches for the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox. As TechCrunch points out, Microsoft’s numbers include sales in a total of 13 countries, while Sony launched the PS4 in just the US and Canada.

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If you’re looking for more Xbox One stats, Microsoft provided the following numbers:

  • Over 60 million zombies have been killed in “Dead Rising 3”
  • Over 3.6 million miles driven in “Forza Motorsport 5”
  • Over 7.1 million combos in “Killer Instinct”
  • Over 8.5 million enemies defeated in “Ryse: Son of Rome”
  • 43.3 million Fit Points earned in Xbox Fitness

The firm also noted in its release that the Xbox One is sold out at “most retailers.”

See also: Xbox One review: A multimedia extravaganza that also plays games and This Xbox One smartphone concept video is unreal

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