Xbox One sells 1 million units in first 24 hours
According to Microsoft, their new gaming system, Xbox One, has sold 1 million units worldwide during the first 24 hours of being on the market. The new gaming system has already sold more units on its first day than the Xbox 360 did when it came out in 2005.
Additionally, the new console’s first-day figures are comparable to that of its rival: Sony’s PlayStation 4, which was released in the U.S. and Canada just one week prior, also sold 1 million units in North America within the first 24 hours of being on the market.
The new record-high number of units sold in Xbox One’s first 24 hours has also had a direct effect on the number of people playing the new gaming console’s video games. Microsoft is also reporting that since going on the market, there have been 60 million zombies killed in Dead Rising 3, more than 3.6 million miles driven in Forza Motorsport 5, and more than 8.5 million enemies defeated in Ryse: Son of Rome.
If you’re a gamer who’s anxious to try the new console out and still haven’t picked one up yet, good luck trying to get your hands on one of these babies: Due to the high demand, the Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers. That being said, both Micosoft corporate vice president Ysuf Mehdi said the company is working hard to “replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand” just in time for the holiday season.
“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” Mehdi said in a statement. “We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season.”
The Xbox One currently retails for $499.