Microsoft: One Million Xbox One Consoles Sold In less Than 24 Hours

Microsoft today announced that they have sold 1 million Xbox One units in less than 24 hours. Xbox One was launched in 13 markets on Nov. 22 to great fanfare and it was the biggest launch in Xbox history surpassing day one Xbox 360 sales and setting a new record for Microsoft.

Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers and Microsoft is working to replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the demand from our customers.

Microsoft also shared some data regarding the games,

Gamers couldn’t wait to play Xbox One and check out new games like “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Dead Rising 3,” and “Killer Instinct.” In the last 24 hours:

    • 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”

And, fans also found time for some exercise, with over 43.3 million Fit Points earned in Xbox Fitness. “We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Xbox. “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.”

Source: Xbox


  • jaylyric

    Team Microsoft baby!!

  • blackhawk556

    They better not have big issues or anything similar to what Sony is having with the PS4. The media will over-hype it.

  • guesttt999

    The next CEO better not even think about selling/spinning off the XBox unit. Analysts and shareholders who call for selling off this unit are shortsighted and don’t understand the importance of keeping the connection with consumers and brand value. If Microsoft is to be a successful “Devices and Services” company, XBox is the one device that can lead to that success. XBox is Microsoft’s connection with consumers.

    • arrow2010

      At the very least it’s break-even now and a “halo” product for the company with consumers.

    • ZappyKins

      It was really just one or two guys that like to make trouble – more blown out by the media than a real issue.
      And I do agree with what you are saying – the Xbox is leading us to more of the computer human-interactions we have only seen in Science Fiction.

  • Abraham Soto

    This are good news :) But Remember there are 11 countries involve in the Xbox launch including thebig Xbox countries like USA, England and Australia. The PS4 launch was only in USA,, so I am expecting a relation 2:1 in favor of the PS4 this hollidays and for aloot of time ahead..,, this can change if MS release good games and if the media lower their anti-ms bash.. This is Don Mattik responsibility, MS should have fired him a lot of time ago. He was an idiot…

    • elpadr1no

      “More than 1 million consoles sold in less than 24 hours” They probably have sold out in many places. It doesn’t matter if its in one territory or not. In a week or 2, PS4 will launch in many of those territories. Guess what? MS will have new inventory for NA and those territories too. The PS wont sell 1 million in a day again. Neither will the Xbox1

      Plus im pretty sure they’re holding some inventory for black Friday and the days after.

    • arrow2010

      No doubt Sony will be +1 million through the pre-order/launch period. After that I expect it to be 50/50 sales.

    • nohone

      When Microsoft does not ship a product to some countries: “Waaaah! Microsoft hates us! They are going to fail because they will not ship to my country! We have a bug number of people who want to buy, but they are ignoring us!”
      Microsoft does ship to more countries: “Waaaah! This isn’t fair! Their competition only shipped to X number of countries, and Microsoft beat them, and it is not a fair comparison!”
      just a few months ago the Sony fanboys had their panties in a bunch because Microsoft reduced the number of day one release countries, although it was ok when Sony did the same, even ignoring their home country, Japan. But when Microsoft reduced the number of countries they shipped to, even though it was more than Sony did, it is bad that they are not shipping everywhere and it is bad they are not shipping everywhere. Just more of the usual hate.

      • Abraham Soto

        RIGHT NOW THOSE NUMBERS ARE MEANINGLESS BECAUSE Both companies are limited by the stock they can produce. Let´s say that if they are able to produce 2 millions units they are going to sell them all.. To produce good statistics you will have to wait to the post launch period. Right now they have to focus in producing the most units they can in the most limited time,, produce good gamer focused deals in xbox live like free stuff ( to combat Sony good reputation right now and lower the bad PR they self inflicted on the E3 ), and update the machine as fast as they can so more power can be extracted from the System, and marketing. There is no way a 50/50 parity can be achieve by this conditions, they should also create more more options that can be cheaper to appeal to more consumers. Like a box without Kinect or Without the Xtra DVR funtions so they can sell the box cheaper.. Something like Standart, Full, Ultra.

  • Nham Thien Duong

    The Microsoft-hating Media said it’s gonna fail… L.O.L.

  • uncle_joe

    Microsoft rule!!

  • FateStayNight

    I would have gotten one before typhoon Haiyan wrecked havok on our neighboring island of leyte. Used my christmas funds to go there to personally hand-over relief goods from my family and do a medical mission. Local media here are nothing more than PR spinners for the president, Anderson Cooper got it right when he mentioned it was chaos. It took a foreign coresspondent to tell the truth. Relief is not going to get to the people if you don’t bring it yourself. I won’t have an xbox, or a nokia tablet, or anything this christmas but it was worth it.