Microsoft: Xbox One Shipments Top 5 Million Units - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 April 2014 / 8,388 Views

Microsoft has announced that shipments for the Xbox One has topped five million units worldwide. This announcement comes one day after Sony announced the PlayStation 4 has hit seven million units sold.

Microsoft has also stated that the Xbox One sold 311,000 units in March in the US, according to NPD. Titanfall was the bestselling game, but Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Respawn have not provided exact figures.

"The new generation is off to a strong start, with global Xbox One sales outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, a true testament to your love of console gaming," said Xbox corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi. "Even more important to us is how much fun you are having on Xbox One. It's amazing that Xbox One fans are spending an average of five hours per day on Xbox One and collectively have totaled more than one billion hours of time spent in games and apps on the console."

"We're also thrilled to see your use and enjoyment of the latest features and apps we have released as part of our regular system updates. In particular, we broke new usage records with the number of unique Twitch broadcasters in the first week of availability," Mehdi continued. "Of course, we're just getting started with this generation and the months ahead will bring several announcements we think you'll love.

"The team will continue to deliver regular improvements and new features based on your feedback through frequent system updates," added Mehdi. "Many more games are on the way with titles like Sunset Overdrive and Project Spark, many new games coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program, and many more entertainment experiences. We can't wait to share more games with you in June at E3."

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GdaTyler (on 17 April 2014)

Still better than Wii U's state, sadly. Hopefully Wii U can turn it around, it receives a lot of hateful comments. :(

ToraTiger (on 20 April 2014)

I wonder why...

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Devil_Survivor (on 18 April 2014)

More headline competition from MS to try to put a damper on Sony's PS4 7 million sold lol.

NuckinFutz2014 (on 18 April 2014)

This is unit shipped only not the same thing as units sold. They are still in the 4.2 range sold or close to that, VGChartz was pretty accurate about PS4 numbers.

GodOfPeace3 (on 18 April 2014)

That's why every store in the US and UK have Xbone boxes stacked up like soda pop cases. All the way up to the ceiling inside big warehouse stores. But just now finally able to sometimes find a PS4 if you're lucky. MS needs to keep dropping the price, fast, and by a LOT if they want to keep up. $299 would be smart if they want to move units.

r3tr0gam3r1337 (on 19 April 2014)

i seriously doubt they will reduce the price again at least not till next year at the earliest.

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