Xbox One Sells Big in First 24 Hours
Posted by Dave Letcavage
Most successful launch in Xbox history
Microsoft today announced that over one million Xbox One units have been shifted worldwide in the first 24 hours of hitting store shelves, making it their largest console launch yet.
Along with this sales announcement from Microsoft, come some interesting little tidbits that help convey just how much Xbox One gaming has been done in the past 24 hours.
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
Those of you worried that you won't be able to find an Xbox One in stores anytime soon though, can relax. According to the announcement, the Xbox One may be "sold out at most retailers" but Microsoft is "working to replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand" of their customers.
We should be aware that although Sony have also announced sales of over a million PS4's since launch, their numbers are based on US sales only, so far. Microsoft's are based on worldwide numbers, so aren't nearly as impressive...yet. But, it's a solid start, nonetheless.
We'll be eagerly awaiting precise sales numbers sure to surface in the coming weeks.