Xbox One Becomes Microsoft's Biggest Console Launch

by Ben Reeves on Nov 22, 2013 at 01:24 PM

The Xbox One hasn't even been out a full day yet, but Microsoft has already sold more than one million consoles across 13 markets making the software giant's new console it's largest hardware release to date.

The Xbox One is sold out nearly everywhere but gamers who were lucky enough to get their hands on some hardware are putting their new systems to good use. Microsoft says that over 60 million zombies have been killed in Dead Rising 3, over 3.6 million miles have been driven in Forza Motorsport 5, and over 7.1 million combos have been performed in Killer Instinct.

“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Xbox's corporate vice president of marketing and strategy Yusuf Mehdi. “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.”

Microsoft also says that it's working to restock units around the country, so if you didn't get a system yet, hopefully you can get your hands on one soon.


Our Take
This is great news for Microsoft. It's no secret that the company had a rough console announcement, but it seems like that might all be behind the company now. I'm looking forward to the future of both of the new consoles and I can't wait to hear more about what's in store for gamers in the coming years. Congradulations to Microsoft for successfully launching a new system.