After just 24 hours of being available, Microsoft has today announced that they have sold more than one million copies of the Xbox One, making it the biggest Xbox launch in history.
Of course this now means that the Xbox One has sold out at most retailers in a total of 13 markets at which it is available worldwide, but Microsoft have announced that they will be working the replenish stock around the world in order to meet this extra demand.
“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of marketing and strategy, Xbox. “Seeing thousands of excited fans lined up to get their Xbox One and their love for gaming was truly a special moment for everyone on the Xbox team. We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season.”
Alongside that, Microsoft also announced that in the last 24 hours over 60 million zombies have been killed in Dead Rising 3, over 3.6 million miles have been driven in Forza Motorsport 5, over 7.1 million combos have been made in Killer Instinct, over 8.5 million enemies have been defeated in Ryse: Son of Rome and over 43.3 million Fit Points have been earned in Xbox Fitness.
Interestingly the Sony also announced that they sold 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in 24 hours, but this was only in the US and Canada, as the console is yet to launch in Europe, does this mean that the PlayStation 4 will outsell the Xbox One?