Microsoft: Xbox One Sells More than 1 Million Units in Under 24 Hours

by William D'Angelo, posted on 22 November 2013 / 21,463 Views

Microsoft released its 8th generation console, the Xbox One, on November 22 at midnight. In less than 24 hours more than one million units have been sold, according to Microsoft. This figure surpasses what the Xbox 360 did at launch and also sets a new record for Microsoft.

The Xbox One has sold out at most retailers and Microsoft stated they will be trying to replenish stock as fast as possible. Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3 and Killer Instinct are some of the most popular games on the Xbox One and are three of 10 exclusive titles.

"We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world," said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President 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."

The Xbox One launched in 13 countries, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and New Zealand.


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25 Comments

Seece (on 22 November 2013)

Plus points for an accurate title.


Locknuts (on 22 November 2013)

Lol that shouldn't even be a thing. Gotta love the internetz.


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Underworld (on 23 November 2013)

A great number, but not as good as PS4. PS4 sold over one million in just NA, and it's still got to launch in Europe and other places next week. Going to be some pretty big numbers.


Locknuts (on 22 November 2013)

A good start for both new consoles. Hopefully they can avoid a game drought next year and sustain good sales. Oh and I hope the Wii U eventually picks up too.


Aerys (on 22 November 2013)

Same good start for the Wii U that made 1M too in europe + US


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superryo (on 23 November 2013)

Gratz to MS for selling 1M...


Aerys (on 22 November 2013)

Lol at this title trying to make you believe it's as good as the PS4 launch only in Na


007BondAgent (on 26 November 2013)

Under 24 hours? i'm pretty sure it was out for over 30 hours in aus and new zealand Misleading title


WebmasterX (on 23 November 2013)

I do not understand anything. In the majority of shops online this completely sold Xbox One. It is impossible to buy , in Spain some units exist in the shops but in the shops online it is not possible to buy. I have called for telephone and they say to me that they do not have units. In The United States also there are shops with everything sold. Can someone explain to me because only a million has been sold? Just now they losing sales because WE cannot BUY THE CONSOLE. Pd: Only have they sent to the shops those that were reserved? Pd: And because I cannot buy the console in thousands of shops?...


Bohound (on 26 November 2013)

well here in Mexico we have hundred on the shelves, its selling but not as good as ps4, pre-orders for day one has been sold out everywere, and you could still get xbox one pre-orders even a couple days before launch, maybe they simply didnt distribute well the existing consoles, anyway they should have xbox ones but normal editin not day one


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ps3-sales! (on 22 November 2013)

Worldwide > NA.


raf40928 (on 02 December 2013)

@underworld: I don't agree with your reasoning - as many like you don't get it. The limiting factor for BOTH consoles only selling a million was both sold out. The fact the MS launched in other countries had NOTHING to do with selling 1 million. They planned on a world launch that would IMHO be much more PR friendly. In NA the Xbox One will again sell great because in NA most prefer the XB ...


FujiokaMidori (on 23 November 2013)

Gigasoft [??]


y2jarmyofficial (on 23 November 2013)

and soon x1 will rule the usa again by titanfall lol see what I did=)


WebMasterFlex (on 23 November 2013)

PS4 did on only 2 countries what One did on 13 countries. And it was on NA. Next week PS4 gonna drop the massive bomb for it's release on Europe and some others. Logic...................


WagnerPaiva (on 23 November 2013)

It does not surprise me, we had Xboxes 360s and PS3s for so long, it is time fo a upgade, I think the strong demand will continue for a while, as a steady flow of good games will start for both next gen console. E expect a 10 million units userbase for each in the next 12-13 months.


WebmasterX (on 24 November 2013)

3 day!! i cant buy a xbox one in thousand Stores? Why?? Only 1 miilion in not credible


welshbloke (on 23 November 2013)

Interesting comments but I will wait until we know. The words "more" and "under" make me question why announce anything other than strong sales. Also you need to make sure that we are talking in the hands of the end customer and not retail. Lastly we do not know how many they put into supply, that alone could "win" the launch. In fact the more I think about it the more stupid some of these comments appear to be.


Sevengen (on 23 November 2013)

seriously.. what is wrong with you PS4 guys? it's an honest question, not meant to flame or incite. you fools (now that's meant to flame) realize that without Microsoft there is no PS4 as you currently know it? and without Sony there is no Xbox One. y'all are just plain weird. dorks with a purpose I suppose. I could continue explaining the benefits of competition against the absence of choice, but you morons wouldn't get it anyway. good lord how I loathe fanboys.


dtrain85 (on 23 November 2013)

This makes the 900,000 prediction in the US seem off. They probably only allocated ~600,000 to the US.


WagnerPaiva (on 23 November 2013)

USA user base of MS is pretty loyal, althought I think the PS4 is going to get the bigger share this gen, MS can make a lot of profit too, specially in the places sony did not fought to have the better price


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dtrain85 (on 23 November 2013)

Of course the US has been MS' strongest market, but I don't think they would allocate much more than 60%. I think their US sales were more like 600,000 to 700,000 at most, 400,000 - 500,000 for the rest of the world.


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dtrain85 (on 23 November 2013)

This makes the 900,000 prediction in the US seem off. They probably only allocated ~600,000 to the US.


John_Doe (on 23 November 2013)

About 700k in USA. More than a million could be about 1.1-1.3M like PS3 in north america


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VMEfinn (on 23 November 2013)

MS did not sell 1 million in 24 hours, it shipped 1 million which it had previously sold over a period of time.


Simulacrum (on 23 November 2013)

Winter is coming..


Michelasso (on 23 November 2013)

The keywords are "according to MS". They came out with this when not even 24 hours were passed since launch in NA (East coast). And there are still Xbones available in the shops in Europe. The most it may have happened is that those are SHIPPED consoles.


WagnerPaiva (on 23 November 2013)

Also, althought the PS4 is cheaper in america, do not forget: the Xbox One costs half the price of a PS4 in Brazil. Here, I expect the One to outsell the Ps4 at a ratio of at least 5X1.


Piernik (on 22 November 2013)

Xbone go home.


Sevengen (on 23 November 2013)

fool. there he is.


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Sevengen (on 23 November 2013)

fool. there he is.


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y2jarmyofficial (on 23 November 2013)

u go home


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small44 (on 23 November 2013)

Xbox don't have home anymore


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stuffmakesmelol (on 23 November 2013)

Congrats Microsoft, you actually got back on track from that horrible reveal, 1 million units sold WORLDWIDE (Lets remember, the Xbox One was released worldwide so may possibly outsold the PS4 on its launch, which was only released in America just for a while). I wonder how the PS4 will do at Europe and other countries, anyways, looking forward how both consoles will offer us in this generation. :)


WebmasterX (on 23 November 2013)

I am the first to want the two to sell well. For the user, the competition and that there is no monopoly But I must say they are not good numbers. 1,000,000 in 13 countries including U.S., UK or Germany. They are not good Numbers. Shame. I hope that after more lift. Sony again this serious monopoly in the worst that can happen to the industry.


platformmaster918 (on 23 November 2013)

NES, PS2, and 3DS beg to differ. Software still has to compete. Companies can't just sit back because they're on a popular system. We saw that/are seeing that from the 3 machines I just mentioned.


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