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January 6, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Microsoft: 3 million Xbox One consoles sold in 2013

The Xbox One console with Kinect sensor. (Photo from Microsoft) Microsoft has sold more than 3 million Xbox One units since the console’s launch in late November, the company said today. “It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honored to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console…

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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.

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November 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Microsoft offering free games to those with faulty Xbox Ones

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

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

Microsoft may have sold a million Xbox One consoles within the first 24 hours of launch last Friday, but a number of them also had faulty disc drives.

A number of users have said on an Xbox One support forum that they hear a clicking or crunching sound when they insert discs into the consoles and that the consoles won’t read the discs.

(Some users are apparently finding that a DIY fix — turning the console upside down and hitting it — is working for them. Not that we’re recommending it.)

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September 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Xbox One launching Nov. 22

Microsoft said today that it will launch the Xbox One on Nov. 22 in 13 countries. Those 13 countries are the U.S., Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and UK. More markets will be added in 2014, according to Microsoft. The Xbox One console with Kinect. (Photo from Microsoft) The Xbox One…

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