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December 11, 2013 at 8:51 AM

Xbox One sales top 2 million

Last week, Microsoft said Xbox One sales were breaking records and that the console was sold out at most retailers. But it didn’t provide a sales figure.

Now it has.

Yusuf Mehdi (Photo from Microsoft)

Yusuf Mehdi (Photo from Microsoft)

Since its launch on Nov. 22, more than 2 million Xbox One consoles have been sold to consumers in the past 18 days. That averages to about 111,111 units sold per day, according to an official Microsoft blog post.

Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing for Xbox, said in the post:

We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans. … Demand is exceeding supply in our 13 launch markets and Xbox One is sold out at most retailers. We’re also particularly excited to see consumers engaging in a wide range of games and entertainment experiences on the platform, with more than 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live to date.

Those transactions include both digital games and video purchases.

Sony said last week that, as of Dec. 1, it had sold 2.1 million of its PlayStation 4 in its first 16 days on the market. Sony launched PlayStation 4 in the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 15, and in Europe, Australia and Latin America on Nov. 29.

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