The Xbox One sold one million consoles in 24-hours, two million total in 18 days, and now three million units across thirteen different territories in 2013. That's right, Microsoft confirmed today that the Xbox One has crossed three million in sales across all of its launch territories. For perspective's sake that's faster selling than any previous console to date, with only the PlayStation 4 sporting similar numbers.
We've been waiting for some time now for that hump when console manufacturers can finally meet the demand of the public, but that date has yet to arrive for the Xbox One. Well, at least according to Microsoft:
"Since our launch, demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out throughout the holidays at most retailers worldwide. We are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible."
Sony's sales figures are expected over the next week, which will give us a grander view of the console war as it stands. Everyone's expecting sales numbers to be rather similar, of course. Sony will likely come forward with around 3.1-3.5 million sold in 2013 or to-date. Anything wider than a few hundred thousand in sales will be a surprise.
The important point to take home is everyone's a winner in this situation. Three million consoles sold in less than two months. That's such a large and fast invested base of gamers that developers, both big and small, will start developing faster for the platform than they would have otherwise. More games! Better games! This truly is the console generation of kings.
Xbox One sold 3 million consoles in 2013, what you got OUYA?