The Xbox One launched in 13 countries around the world on November 22. In the 18 days since it launched the console has sold more than two million units, according to Microsoft. This has set a record for the Xbox brand. The Xbox 360 didn't hit two million sold until a full three months after it first launched in North America.
To compare, Sony announced the PlayStation 4 hit 2.1 million units sold worldwide, as of December 1. That is 16 days since it launched in North America and just a couple days since it launched in Europe.
"We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans," said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing, Xbox. "We are thrilled to see sales of Xbox One on a record-setting pace, with over 2 million Xbox One consoles in homes around the world. Demand is exceeding supply in our 13 launch markets and Xbox One is sold out at most retailers."
"We’re also particularly excited to see consumers engaging in a wide range of games and entertainment experiences on the platform, with more than 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live to date," Mehdi added.
"Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong," said John Love, director of video games at Amazon. “At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1000 units per minute on Amazon.com."
People who have purchased an Xbox One have already spend over 83 million hours playing games, watching TV, and using apps on the Xbox One. There has also been more than 39 million Xbox One achievements unlocked and 595 million Gamerscore achieved.