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November 22, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Microsoft: 1 million Xbox One consoles sold in less than 24 hours

Leicester Square in London during the launch of the Xbox One console. (Photo from Microsoft)

Leicester Square in London during the launch of the Xbox One console. (Photo from Microsoft)

Microsoft says it’s sold more than 1 million Xbox One consoles in less than 24 hours since its launch shortly after midnight today — the biggest launch in Xbox history.

The Xbox One console with Kinect sensor. (Photo from Microsoft)

The Xbox One console with Kinect sensor. (Photo from Microsoft)

The Xbox One, which launched in 13 markets, is now sold out at most retailers.

“We are working to replenish stock as fast as possible,” Microsoft said.

The company also provided some statistics on new games people checked out, including that more than 60 million zombies have been killed in “Dead Rising 3” and more than 3.6 million miles have been driven in “Forza Motorsport 5.”

Sony, which launched its Playstation 4 console in just two countries — the U.S. and Canada — last Friday, had said that it had sold more than 1 million of its consoles within 24 hours of launch.

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