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Microsoft touts 3 million Xbox One units sold in 2013, ‘new era’ of gaming

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Microsoft has announced that it sold more than 3 million units of the Xbox One from its launch in mid-November until the end of 2013, according to a report today from GameSpot.

In a statement today obtained by the website, Xbox One marketing chief Yusuf Mehdi said that Microsoft pushed out more than 3 million units in its 13 launch markets –– North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and New Zealand.

“Together, we ushered in a new era of games and entertainment with Xbox One," Mehdi said.

In December, Microsoft claimed it had “outpaced” its next-gen counterpart the PlayStation 4 during both consoles’ launch month of November, surmounting the 2 million units sold mark early last month.

However, Sony reported that, with its week head start, they had sold a reported 2.1 million PS4 units by early December, a figure that hasn’t yet been updated.

You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.

The Xbox One news comes as Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer lamented the console’s delay in the remaining eight markets.

You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.