Did you pick up an Xbox One? Microsoft just announced that they’ve sold more than one million consoles in the first 24 hours, so odds are you did. Microsoft is claiming this launch is their biggest in the history of Xbox, sales surpassed the same numbers for the Xbox 360 launch and set new records for Microsoft.
Microsoft also shared a few more interesting stats about the current state of Xbox One games during the same first 24 hour period.
- Over 60 million zombies have been killed in “Dead Rising 3”
- Over 3.6 million miles driven in “Forza Motorsport 5"
- Over 7.1 million combos in “Killer Instinct”
- Over 8.5 million enemies defeated in “Ryse: Son of Rome”
- Over 43.3 million Fit Points earned in “Xbox Fitness”
Pretty big numbers and they’ll only continue to grow as more and more consumers pick up their consoles. Right now, the Xbox One is sold out at most retails, but Microsoft is working hard to replenish stock at all outlets. If you’re still looking for a console you might get lucky with your local stores vs. online retailers. Last we checked, both Amazon and the Microsoft Store were out of stock online. Again, call around if you missed out.
Here’s Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for Xbox, on the launch:
“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world. 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.”
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