Skip to main content
  1. Tech
  2. Games
  3. Other Games

Xbox One hits 2 million mark in sales to match PlayStation 4 numbers

See also

Microsoft, makers of the Xbox One, are reporting a record-setting number for their new video game and entertainment console.

In an announcement on Dec. 11, Microsoft says they have sold more than 2 million Xbox One consoles worldwide during the first 18 days of the product's release.

“The Xbox One entertainment system is one of our hottest selling products this holiday season,” said Bob Puzon, senior vice president of Merchandising at GameStop said in the Microsoft statement. “GameStop is experiencing high demand from our customers for this innovative console and we are working closely with Microsoft to receive more units to fulfill our customers’ holiday shopping lists.”

These latest numbers put the Xbox One numbers on par with the sales numbers for rival product PlayStation 4. The new Sony console, that came out in the United States one week before the Xbox One's North American release, has sold a reported 2.1 million units according to video game sales tracker VGChartz.

Nintendo's Wii U, released a year before the new Microsoft and Sony console, still leads in overall sales of the new video game console generation with 4.4 million units worldwide. Analysts expect both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to quickly pass Nintendo's numbers as they continue to do battle for the top spot in the overall video game console war.

Advertisement

Don't Miss

  • The Crew
    'The Crew' exclusive: New details on racing types, open-world, seamlessness and more
    Games Exclusive
  • Dirty hands
    Find out how to clean the gross gadgets you carry with you all the time
    Video
    Tech Buzz
  • Civ
    Need to catch up on 'Sid Meier's Civilization'? Here is everything you need to know
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Contact lenses
    Google applies for patent for what could be the Google Glass successor
    Tech News
  • Upcoming
    These are 2014's biggest PS4, Xbox One and Wii U games
    Camera
    Games Feature
  • Microscope
    A brilliant doctor invents a microscope that can be created for less than 50 cents
    Video
    Headlines

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!