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Microsoft: Nearly 10 Million Xbox One Consoles Shipped Worldwide - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 12 November 2014 / 14,570 Views

Xbox Corporate Vice President of Marketing Yusuf Mehdi has announced that Microsoft will have shipped 10 million Xbox One consoles shortly. He stated the growth in sales is due to the $349 price point in the US and exclusives such as Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Sunset Overdrive.

"The response to this wave of blockbuster game releases and new bundles has been amazing, and sales have skyrocketed since the new price took effect on Nov. 2. Compared to the previous week, Xbox One sales in the US have more than tripled, which is exciting as more and more friends will be playing together this holiday," said Mehdi.

"As we head into the busy holiday season Xbox One led generation 8 console sales in the US for the past two weeks.  Shortly, we will have sold in to retailers more than 10 million Xbox One consoles."

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

Yesterday, we celebrated the arrival of the iconic Halo franchise on Xbox One, as Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched to millions of excited fans and an impressive Metacritic score of 89. Sunset Overdrive was recently named by IGN as the “Game of the Month” for October.  The new Xbox One bundles, which feature some of this holiday’s most anticipated games including Assassin’s Creed Unity, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Sunset Overdrive, hit store shelves with a limited time offer of $50 off any Xbox One of your choice. Starting as low as $349 in the US, the Xbox One is more affordable than ever this holiday season.

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34 Comments
Nuvendil (on 12 November 2014)

Ok the title of this article is just a tad bit misleading don't you think? "Shortly" is awefully subjective a term especially during November and December where millions of units will be shipped by all three companies. So is shortly Nov 31? Dec?

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Jimbo1337 Nuvendil (on 12 November 2014)

Not to mention that the title states that they have already shipped 10 million units only to later find out that they haven't...

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Michael-5 (on 12 November 2014)

How many Wiiu's and PS4's have been shipped?

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roborad Michael-5 (on 12 November 2014)

sony said they shipped 13.5 million in october. that's the last update.

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Ninsect Michael-5 (on 13 November 2014)

13.5m PS4 as of Sept 30. By now they should have "almost" 18m or so

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binary solo (on 12 November 2014)

Change the title. In real journalism that title would be unethical.

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DialgaMarine binary solo (on 13 November 2014)

Gaming journalism is NOT remotely close to real journalism. Don't even bother making the comparison.

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Ninsect (on 12 November 2014)

"Shortly"

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Lawlight (on 12 November 2014)

No, it hasn't shipped 10M consoles. That will probably happen during Black Friday.

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NewBeginning (on 12 November 2014)

Perhaps Sony should announced that they will shortly ship 20m consoles.

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Mr Puggsly (on 12 November 2014)

Well if MS can have 10 million sold after the holiday, that would be very impressive.

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thismeintiel (on 12 November 2014)

Lol, and this is exactly what MS was hoping for, new articles to be written just using the 10M figure in the title. Poor form, VGC. Poor form.

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NewBeginning (on 12 November 2014)

Perhaps Sony should announced that they will shortly ship 20m consoles.

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Michelasso (on 12 November 2014)

What happened to the sold through numbers? First MS started speaking only about shipped consoles and now they even make announcements about the numbers of consoles that will be eventually shipping one day?

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JohnPombrio (on 12 November 2014)

So if MS is close to 10 million shipped (say 9 million to be conservative, where is VGChartz getting its 6.3 million? There's certainly not 3 million XBox One sitting inventory somewhere. Inventory costs stores a great deal of money, warehousing, shipping, taxes, and personnel. Just In Time inventory was started by Walmart years ago and is the norm. So how come this huge disconnect of this site's front page?

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roborad JohnPombrio (on 12 November 2014)

vghcartz probably has the xbone undertracked. stores will not keep buying xbox one consoles if there are around 4 million sitting on shelves.

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DialgaMarine JohnPombrio (on 13 November 2014)

VGChartz definitely has the XBone undetracked, but maybe by 600K at best. People forget that MS is notorious for choking the living shit out of retailers by shipping boatloads of consoles during the holidays. Seeing as they are in such a desperate position atm, they probably really put the pedal to the metal this holiday. I would not be shocked if there are at least a couple million XBones just floating around retail.

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CL8i (on 12 November 2014)

If M$ almost ship 10M units, maybe Sony shipped already 15M units.

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Ninsect CL8i (on 13 November 2014)

"Maybe"? That's definite. They had already shipped 13.5m at the end of September. 1.5 months later, including holiday shipments and we're looking at up to 18m right now

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SandyVGina (on 12 November 2014)

lol at MS for not having the patients to wait until 10 million have been shipped to announce.

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DonFerrari (on 12 November 2014)

trippled their numbers and led US for two weeks... quite good.

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T.Rexington (on 13 November 2014)

I wonder how it's tracking in comparison to the xbox 360. I believe it's out performing the last gen so far.

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YarHar707 (on 13 November 2014)

Microshortlyâ„¢.

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ethomaz (on 12 November 2014)

The tittle needs to be fixed.

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WebMasterFlex (on 12 November 2014)

The 10m shipment figure will include the holiday season build up for Black Friday and beyond. It is therefore meaningless as a comparison to PS4 shipment figures that we got from Sony to the end of September.

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JohnPombrio (on 12 November 2014)

So if MS is close to 10 million shipped (say 9 million to be conservative, where is VGChartz getting its 6.3 million? There's certainly not 3 million XBox One sitting inventory somewhere. Inventory costs stores a great deal of money, warehousing, shipping, taxes, and personnel. Just In Time inventory was started by Walmart years ago and is the norm. So how come this huge disconnect of this site's front page?

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CL8i JohnPombrio (on 12 November 2014)

They plan to ship a total of 10M units soon, worlwide.
Probably, they will ship a lot of units for the black friday at the end of the month.

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Viltsu300 (on 12 November 2014)

5m sold to customers

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CL8i Viltsu300 (on 12 November 2014)

Almost the reality ;)

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Protendo (on 12 November 2014)

Not yet 10 million shipped but soon TM...

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roborad (on 12 November 2014)

Still behind the ps4 in terms of shipped consoles....but still that's pretty good progress in comparison to the xbox 360.

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Ljink96 (on 12 November 2014)

Mans peoplez iz dum.

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