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Welcome to Microsoft Pri0: That's Microspeak for top priority, and that's the news and observations you'll find here from Seattle Times technology reporter Matt Day.

December 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

If you can’t find an Xbox One console, here’s why

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

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

It’s sold out.

But Microsoft won’t say how many Xbox One consoles it’s actually sold so far.

Microsoft did say that it had sold more than a million of the consoles less than 24 hours of its launch on Nov. 22. But it hasn’t released an updated sales figure since then.

Sony, in contrast, said today that, as of last Sunday,  it’s sold 2.1 million units of its Playstation 4 console. The Playstation 4 launched on Nov. 15.

The company does say that the sales so far have been record breaking and that the Xbox team and retailers working “around the clock” to re-stock the shelves of major retailers.

“We are humbled and gratified by the overwhelming response from our fans to the launch of Xbox One,” Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of strategy and marketing for Xbox, said in an official blog post. “Eleven days in we are seeing record- breaking sales and are selling every Xbox One we can make. Demand is far exceeding supply in the 13 countries we’ve launched and we are sold out at retailers around the world. We are seeing incredible usage from our engaged fans who have purchased Xbox One with more than 50 million hours spent on Xbox One games and entertainment.”

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