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.