At times, watching the launch for Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console was like watching a low rise car try to make it over speed bumps in a parking lot — painful. The company's public relations and marketing departments constantly tripped onto their faces when the answers to DRM concerns and piracy control were nowhere to be found.

A couple of months after the launch of Xbox One, not only am I enjoying my personal system, but so are 3 million other gamers and entertainment consumers around the world. 

Microsoft has just announced that they have sold over 3 million Xbox One consoles around this tiny pale blue dot we call Earth. The Xbox One launched into thirteen different countries before the end of 2013 and loyal fans jumped on the consoles as if they were candy. During Xbox One's launch, Microsoft stated that "Xbox One became the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November". 

The Redmond team thanks its fans and regards the reaction as "mind-blowing". Xbox One launched with a collection of great titles including Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Zoo Tycoon. 

Microsoft is assuring its fans that the quest to make Xbox One the number one gaming console doesn't stop at 3 million units. They promise 2014 will bring a ton of games that will keep gamers engaged and entertained. Already slated for 2014 releases are Titanfall, Watch Dogs, Project Spark, Sunset Overdrive, Tom Clancy's The Division, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Destiny, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, The Elder Scrolls Online, and many more. 

In the words of the Xbox team at Microsoft, "Thank you for making 2013 truly epic for Xbox and here's to 2014!". Now the questions remain for you — what games will you be picking up in 2014 and were you one of the 3 million consumers to jump onboard Xbox One? 

Source: Microsoft