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Microsoft sold 3 million Xbox One units in 2013

Microsoft announced that its latest gaming console, the Xbox One managed to achieve 3 million sales from 13 countries before the end of 2013.

The Redmond gaint’s launched its newest gaming console on 22 November and was available in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, New Zealand, UK and the US.

Microsoft sold more than one million Xbox One units in the first 24 hours of the console sales. And, 18 days later the company had managed to put more than two million units of its gaming console out there.

In a blog post, Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of marketing, strategy and business at Xbox said ” 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. 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.”

The Xbox One’s main rival, the Sony PS4 is also racking up some great numbers and the competition is hotly contested at the moment. It will be interesting to see if either of the brand will be able to get their noses ahead in the coming days.

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