Microsoft has sold over three million Xbox One consoles, director of programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb announced on Twitter this morning.
“Together, we ushered in a new era of games and entertainment with Xbox One,” Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of marketing, strategy, and business for Xbox, said in a similar post on the Xbox Wire. “Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013. 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 in the U.S. during our launch month in November.”
According to Sony, over one million PS4s were sold within 24 hours of its November 15, 2013 launch in North America. By two weeks outs, that number jumped to over two million. Sony has yet to provide an updated sales figure for the new year.