Xbox One sells through one million on day one worldwide
posted on 11.22.13 at 08:08 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Sales account for today's launch in throughout 13 markets.

Xbox One sold through more than one million consoles in its first 24 hours, Microsoft has announced.

The system launched today in 13 markets, including Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

In comparison, PlayStation 4 sold over one million consoles in the first 24 hours following launch in North America last Friday.

Microsoft also shared some gameplay statistics:

  • Over 60 million zombies have been killed in Dead Rising 3
  • Over 3.6 million miles driven in Forza Motorsport 5
  • Over 7.1 million combos in Killer Instinct
  • Over 8.5 million enemies defeated in Ryse: Son of Rome

The company said it is working to replenish any empty stock at retailers.

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  • Alkhan

    “In comparison, PlayStation 4 sold over one million consoles in the first 24 hours following launch in North America last Friday.”

    Wow. It looks like we’re going to see something like the PS2, Gamecube, and XBox generation all over again.

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      We’ll see, MS doesn’t have strong first party to support the system

    • MrFinalgamer

      they both sold a million in 24 hours…how does that come close to the 6th gen were sony demolished all of the competition?

      • Raiyu

        Cause its 1 mil WW vs 1 mil in NA. It’ll be more lopsided next week when the PS4 launches in 30+ other countries.

        • Alkhan

          What Raiyu said.

  • MrFinalgamer

    well..shit. it’s performing a lot better than i anticipated O_O

    • Tac-Mex

      It’s performing good but not as well as PS4

      Microsoft sold 1 million worldwide (13 markets)

      Sony sold 1 million in North America (USA,Canada)

      • MrFinalgamer

        well that makes a lot of sense. holy crap then next week they’ll kill it in the UK! my only concern is Japan. that place is basically handhelds all day all night. hopefully FFXIV, and Yakuza help it out

        • EX+

          Don’t be worried about Japan. The PS4 sold out in a matter of hours over there when the Japanese pre-orders were available.

          • Raiyu

            that doesn’t say much since we don’t a clue how many they have allocated for Japan.

            • EX+

              That’s true.
              But I do imagine the PS4 will sell like hotcakes in Japan. Not on a 3ds level but you know what I mean.

              • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

                I’m sure with Japan getting their PS4’s next year it gives Sony enough time to make sure they have enough units to ship out in their country. I don’t expect to hear anything about console shorties there.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Great news for console games

  • Tac-Mex

    I wonder how many Mexicans bought this..

    • 罪罰

      Esque la raza no puede vivir sin el cal of duti fantasma y el jalo cinco

      • Tac-Mex

        Regalaron FIFA 14 a los que preordenaron pero dudo que haya vendido bien :p

        • 罪罰

          Es fifa, no subestimes.

          • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

            I feel horrible, but that this conversion went IMMEDIATELY to FIFA… I couldn’t help but chuckle.

        • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

          Mexican X-Box market is mostly composed by FIFA fans and other sports gamers.

          inb4 stereotype discussions: I’m mexican. And I have lots of friends who match this description.

  • ayb_91

    God bless PS4 !

  • shogunknight

    Yep, figured as much. If it didnt sell this much in 13 territories, it would have been God awful. Wonder how many were sold in each of the territories…damn, that console demand. PS4 seems to have the gamers favor this gen coming, 2.3 million awaiting gamers of 1 shop, 2 more continents to release the console….im starting to get worried about them, can they keep up with the law of demand and supply? :(

  • EX+

    The XBO sold 1 million in 13 countries, yet the PS4 sold 1 million in 2. One of which (USA) is MS’ only real power ground.
    Can’t wait to see the European and Japanese sales.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    While it sold 1 million in 13 territories lets think about it like this. 1 million divided by 13 is officially 76,923.07 per territory. In other words MS didnt sell as much per territory as Sony did last week in 2 territories.

    • kiri25

      Lol was posting just that as u posted ^..^

    • miyamoto

      as expected…

  • Elvick

    Good news for Sony. Can’t wait for the release of PS4 in other territories soon. :3

    I hope Sony can keep up production.

  • kiri25

    Another way to look at this is 1 million units sold In 13 countries, so divide that by 13 and it comes out to about 76,000 units per country.

    Now look at the PS4 sold 1 million in 2 countries so divide that and it comes out to 500,000 unit per country.

    That’s a pretty huge difference in sales there.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Congrats to Microsoft.

    • kiri25

      Not sure why the congrats tbh. 13 countries and only 1 million sold? Considering NA should have been there dominate territory and they couldn’t even score a million, where as sony sold over a million in just NA.

      In my opinion this is a rather poor start for MS and they are just trying to make it sound like they had a good launch by saying we sold a million just like sony.

      Tho this is just my opinion and I guess with all the bad press MS has gotten selling a million in 13 areas is something to be happy about I guess.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I posted the same thing for Sony the in the PS4 sales thread. I wasn’t trying to put one above the other or anything like that. I’m aware at how well the PS4 is doing, and while that’s great and all, nothing wrong with congratulating Microsoft on selling one million or so XB1’s.

        If I had the money to buy a new console today, I would go pick up the PS4. That’s just my personal preference, but I have nothing against the XB1. I did back before the policy change, but that’s in the past.

        • AnimusVox

          I’m in the same boat; I am trying to be optimistic about the possibility of getting an X1 but as it stands the PS4 is my console of choice by far. But we’ll see what the future holds.

        • kiri25

          Point taken, tho just seems like a failed launch in my opinion as MS couldn’t share the total NA units sold.

  • $83030187

    Good shit. I’m going to see if I can’t pick up one when Titanfall comes out.

  • miyamoto

    I can’t wait to know how many PS4s gets into gamers’ hands in Europe and Latin America and Japan Asia in 24 hrs!
    Add the USACanada launch sales and you have the Day 1 launch numbers!

    of course as usual this is another jacked up number from M$

  • TimesTicking

    Very impressive.
    One thing I kinda don’t like is that they are keeping track of all this gameplay statistics…

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      I kinda like the gameplay stats…XD

    • Kefkiroth

      Why? Is it an invasion of privacy that you killed x amount of dudes or something?

      • Kevadu

        I don’t want anyone knowing about the dudes I kill.

        Oh wait, you meant in videogames…

    • McPoo

      How come? I quite like all that stuff, it’s useless information, but quite cool to hear st the same time.

  • Gigus

    Congrats MS! I’ll pick up my X1 when titan fall comes out…. or when the X1 is bundled with some other exclusive.

  • Guest

    Cool! Now FFXV will definitely have a solid console base by the time it’s released. ;P

  • Audie Bakerson

    To consumers or to retail? This is quite important.

  • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

    What is interesting here is, X-Box is priced $100 higher, at least in NA.

    I wonder what the comparison between these performances is in terms of EBIT.

  • Warboss Aohd

    dere fan boyz, both consolez sold insanely well, now quit fightin’ an’ have fun wit’ da new consolez.

  • $30632660

    I can see the salty tears of the Sony Fanboys and they are very delicious, I got my bucket ready and prepared. It’s going to be very fun reading all of the OTHER Sony Fanboy websites like Neogaf. Damage control all day every day

    Let the games begin!

    • Daverost

      No tears from Sony supporters. PS4 got a million from only two countries and Xbox from 13. Europe launches PS4 on Black Friday and Europe was PlayStation land last gen. Expect more 24 hour sales craziness.

      (I do realize Black Friday has no relevance in Europe. Just stating the date for those in NA.)

      • $30632660

        Blatant Damage Control, 1 million is 1 million.

        • Wolf Star

          1 million Ps4’s sold only in North America within 24 hours.
          1 million Xbox One’s sold in 13 countries within 1 day.
          There is a big difference here. Stop being negative jackass. Enjoy what you have, everybody wins.

          • $30632660

            Yep, there sure is a big difference between 1 million sold versus 1 million sold.

            Stop being a damage controlling fanboy and just congratulate Microsoft instead of all this “waaaah we need a fair comparison” bullshit.

    • GhostNomad

      Lol…. Damage control? I’m sorry, but no.

      1mil in NA is a LITTLE bit better than 1mil in 13 countries combined.

      If you want a fair comparison, we need the Xbone’s NA numbers exclusively. Even then, 1mil in NA (PS4) is still better than (I’ll go ahead and be generous by working with the assumption that 80% of the Xbone’s worldwide sales are in NA) 800,000.

      Both consoles had damn good launches, yes. A million sales is a million sales, but the fact remains that Sony beat Microsoft on their home turf for now.

      • $30632660

        1 mil people is 1 mil people, trying to damage control by saying “oh but Sony did it in 2 countries” is hilarious.

        • GhostNomad

          What’s hilarious is that you’re trying to start an argument by claiming that 1mil divided by 2 is less than 1 mil divided by 13.

          [EDIT] I’m removing the part about not playing along with the trolling because I ended up playing along anyway :D

          • $30632660

            Typical Sony Fanboy tactic trying to damage control by sidestepping the facts.

            Look at what you’re saying, how can 1 million be less than 1 million? Let that marinate for a second while you try to come up with some new kind of damage controllish response.

            • GhostNomad

              You’re not even trying to be subtle.

              But here’s the ‘damage control’.

              Sony sold 1 million in the United States, Canada, and Mexico (North America).

              Microsoft sold 1 million in the United States, Canada, Mexico….. Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

              Those are facts. I’m not sidestepping anything, but you’ll just refuse to acknowledge that fact and keep on spewing your ‘Sony Fanboy’ bullshit.

              • $30632660

                The damage control that you and so many Sony Fanboys down below in the comment section are doing is trying to downplay Microsoft’s launch by saying “Oh but it was only 1 mil in 13 countries” “it’s not a fair comparison because Sony sold 1 mil in NA”

                The fact is 1 million people is exactly that, 1 million people, you and the rest of the Sony Ponies downvoting me don’t want to acknowledge that FACT.

                • GhostNomad

                  Lol….. You have very selective reading. Most people are trying to get a fair comparison for NORTH AMERICA (in other words, the only place on God’s green Earth where Microsoft matters and Xbox is expected to sell more than PS4). So far we only have the WORLDWIDE sales for Xbone, and it’s the same number as PS4’s (hint, PS4 has only been sold in NORTH AMERICA so far, AKA the one place where Xbox is expected to sell more than PS4).

                  • $30632660

                    Oh please, selective reading my ass, that sidestepping won’t save you, admit it that 1 million people equal 1 million people already.

                    I bet if Microsoft didn’t even sell 1 mil the comment section would be full of “Microsoft didn’t even sell 1 mil like Sony did” and none of this “Waahh we need a fair comparison waaah” bullshit

                    • GhostNomad

                      ….admit it that 1 million people equal 1 million people already.

                      Yep. Painfully selective reading.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Come on, man. Don’t do this crap.

      • $30632660

        I can’t stand fanboys of any platform Sal, if I don’t do it, somebody will, I’m just gonna be one of the first to ride that wave

        • shogunknight

          This really is unnecessary, why start this when you know you hate it. It doesnt make any sense, what do you want to gain from riding the wave? Dont turn this good thing on MS to a flame bait post

          • $30632660

            I haven’t started anything, have you seen all the comments before I even posted? This good news for Microsoft was already flamebait waiting to happen

    • http://www.hush404.com hush404

      You need something to occupy your time. Maybe go get one (or both) of the new consoles? Sheesh. You go on about ‘fanboys’ and your posts/responses seem nothing short of that very label you’re throwing around.

      • $30632660

        Funny how you on to this website JUST to reply to ME, that’s how you occupy YOUR time? How’s that PS4 working out for ya? Oh wait, #Failureratesawaits

    • Guest

      Just play games and enjoy them.

    • Budgiecat

      Don’t really get how 1 million on day one worldwide is better than 1 million day one in U.S. alone but…okay I guess…

  • ギャビン

    I’m just happy everything is out now.

    • shogunknight

      Yep, we are now officially-fully into the next generation of gaming…in other words ps4/x1/WiiU are now current gen…..calling ps3/360 last gen feels quite awkward

      • GhostNomad

        I’m guilty of referring to my PS4 as a PS3 >.> I’m glad the next generation is here but I’m still nose-deep in the ‘last’!

        • shogunknight

          Yep, still have quite a long list of unfinished ps3 games. I would really be glad if Gakai gives a nice backward compatibility feature

      • $30632660

        There will still be certain groups of people saying next gen probably until 2 to 3 more years when better games come out and da graphiks improve.

        • shogunknight

          True, it will take some time for some gamers to get used to it. 3 years should be more than enough for gamers to get fully accustomed to the new consoles

  • Akimitsu

    1 million is still an impressive number, despite all the flopping MS did with their policies. Congrats to Microsoft! It would have been interesting to see the sales if they had kept all of their policies from E3.

    • GhostNomad

      Personally I would’ve hoped to see Microsoft sell more, considering how many countries they launched in. Sony hasn’t even finished their launch with EU and Japan (home turf where it’s likely going to sell out within hours, not even a full day) still on the horizon.

  • Impressionnant

    10 years of 720p60fps/1080p30fps. Ten Years. This is going to be a painful generation.

    • shogunknight

      If framerate is bugging you then simply get a rig

      • Impressionnant

        I have one, but I’m interested in the console exclusives. Hence, my pain.

        • wade010

          I thought PS4 & XB1 are capable of solid 1080p60fps, I mean come on.. they Must be! what year is this? is this real life.. 60fps or its going out the window.

        • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

          Xbox 1 won’t have many exclusive titles due to poor first party support, they may get timed exclusives like Titanfall but nothing like Infamous Second Son, Uncharted, etc

          • McPoo

            When you look at a list of exclusives this gen, doesn’t the 360 have more than PS3? There’s no reason that couldn’t happen again.

            Personally I got a Ps3 late into the gen after hearing about all these exclusives. I was pretty disappointed to find out that other than Uncharted, none of them are that good >_>

    • Budgiecat

      PS4?

  • Wolf Star

    Congrats Microsoft ^^ everybody wins :)

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    This is in part my fault. What was i thinking. Whilei wasnt bashing XB1 i was stating facts on sales. Its my fault guys. Sry bout that.

    • shogunknight

      Yo, you could edit your 1st comment instead of making new ones you know, and stats or not, it was just an assumption. 1 million in 24 hours in any console market is a good start that both PS4 and X1 have done, was never done before (i think) so thats all that matters

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    If theres anyone on here to blame its me.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Everyone wins and i Shut up.

    • MrRobbyM

      Do you mind combining all your thoughts into one comment instead of leaving a new thought every few minutes? Thanks.

  • http://zefhar.deviantart.com Zefhar

    Fact: In only two weeks, more than two million next-gen consoles from major manufacturers were sold in the world after official launch. And there is still much more to come in the following two weeks.

    Know who “wins” with this?

    GAMING wins. Industry wins. Competition wins. Developers win. Technology wins.

    We gamers win. Congratulations to us all!

    • shogunknight

      Damn right we won

    • $30632660

      Congratulations to Microsoft and Sony for selling broken consoles and getting away with it to a bunch of class A suckers :p

    • MrFinalgamer

      quite happy about this. i thought that mobile would’ve damaged console gaming…looks like i was 100% wrong on that

  • http://lfdn.deviantart.com/ CosmicNova

    Good for MS, but what about japan territory

    • MrFinalgamer

      i think they’ll be selling until late next year (with the PS4 out by then, it’s going to be DOA)

    • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

      Next year

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Now let’s see what happens next year when PS4 comes out in Japan and XBOX One as well. My money is on PS4 leading then since Japan didn’t care for the 360 very much at all and I’m seeing the same sentiment towards the XBOX One also.

  • wade010

    The dude in the middle looks like a bullfrog, the rest of them also look like stereotypical Xbox cultists.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      That guy going, “WOOOOOOOOO!” while holding his up looks like a tool. I have NEVER seen anybody that happy about owning an XBOX or any console, period. He reminds me of those guys in Pepsi commercials that are dancing around and shit, running marathons, laughing it up, etc. just because they’re drinking Pepsi.

      I’ve never seen anybody behave that way from drinking Pepsi either…

      • wade010

        My theory is 50% of the population are actually moth people, those guys where just attracted to the spot lights M$ setup for their launch, if no lights where used, no consoles would have sold and the moth people would have stayed in their homes.

    • DrForbidden

      So throwing ad hominem attacks at people you’ve never met or spoken to based on their physical appearances is the in-thing now?

  • McPoo

    Wow, the comments here are a lot more civil then I expected them to be from this site, other than one person being a bit of a bellend.

    • wade010

      Moderator – Really?

      • McPoo

        Moderator – Really?

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    Keep in mind Sony still has to launch in more countries before the year is out, so expect the gap to be widen by the end of both M$ and Sony’s fiscal year end. Good Job by both M$ and Sony these past 2 weeks.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I don’t have time to moderate comments in here. I just want to leave a few notes here. I would appreciate if you read them.

    http://gematsu.com/commenting-guidelines/

    We have a set of guidelines we ask those who post here to follow. If you read the guidelines and then view some of the comments in here, you can see why I’m a tad annoyed and upset with some of them. We tend to be quite lenient in regards to comment moderation, but that in itself is a team effort. It requires the moderators (like me) and the commenters (you) to work together. That’s exactly what I’m trying to do here.

    The following is my thoughts with a few requests –

    – Most posts with huge absurd images have been removed.

    – Please stay on topic … If you want to discuss anime, please do so in the open forum.

    – For those who seem hellbent on doing so — Please stop trying to turn this into a flame war. I don’t care if you think you are some knight fighting the fanboys or whatever. Do that somewhere else, please. Thanks.

    – Be respectful to one another. Just because you like different consoles, or own different consoles, or whatever. That doesn’t mean it’s okay to to treat each other like crap.

    – Stop trolling. We are looking for mature & civil conversation. We are fairly lenient, but not when it comes to trolling.

    I’m going to temporarily lock the comments here. I hope when I open the comments, after reading this post, the comments to follow will improve.

    Thanks for reading.

    Edit – Open now.

    • Guest

      Did you take lessons from Siliconera?

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I’m afraid not. Sorry if that’s disappointing.

    • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

      Abusive Power!!! LOL!!!

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I only temporarily locked the comments. I think that’s pretty fair. I didn’t have the time to go in and edit everything, I’m only one person.

        • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

          No I understand, I was just joking around.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Okay. Sorry, I thought it was a serious question. =)

            • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

              I should start putting Just Kidding at the end my sentences if I’m just playing around.

  • DrForbidden

    Pretty darn impressive, all things considered. Not as impressive as the PS4 launch, but congratulations to MS all the same.

  • AdamBoy64

    Congratulations to Microsoft.

    As has been pointed out many times, their figures aren’t as impressive as Sony’s (due to launching in multiple markets as opposed to one), but it’s a great number nonetheless.

    If Microsoft can keep their product stocked over the Christmas period, then that would have to be a big plus for them.

  • MrFinalgamer

    ok this is seriously getting ridiculous. Xbox did good on their launch. Sony did better (especially based on the Market they launch on, that was a big surprise). there’s no way around that

  • MrFinalgamer

    sony sold 1 million to a smaller market compared to microsoft (much smaller).

  • $30632660

    Sony and Microsoft still sold 1 million.

    Jesus christ if I wanted to be a damage controller like you I’d say “well the Xbone costs 500 while the PS4 costs 400, so Microsoft technically did better waaah”.

  • KainArkanos

    Allow me to make a point of how stupid you sound:

    Sony and Microsoft may have sold near identically the same amount of units….HOWEVER, you seem to have missed one important fact about the amount of countries they have been sold to, and its not even just the amount of countries they were outlet to either. It is the amount of shear taxing they will have to pay after all the export costs per unit. Depending on the amount of Xbox units not just bought outside the US, but exported, they may well have made a good portion less money than Sony did, especially considering some of the areas Xbox already sold to have even higher export taxes than Japan has to pay to bring stuff into the US like the PS4.

  • Budgiecat

    How much did M$ sell in the U.S. let’s compare apples to apples here…

  • $30632660

    You and the rest of the special needs Sony Brigade seem to love to ignore the actual fact of the topic

    Xbox sold 1 million units to 1 million people just like Sony. Oh, but that’s not good enough so why don’t we damage control and try to spin the article to make it seem like Sony somehow won over Xbox.

    You people will look for anything to make it seem like the Piece of Shit 4 is the bees knees.

    Let’s do the actual math here and not “export taxes guesswork without any supporting numbers”

    500 bucks times 1 million units sold to 1 million people versus 400 bucks times 1 million units sold to 1 million people

    “It’s the only fair comparison”

    #youcandanceifyouwanto

  • $30632660

    I’m comparing the amount of units sold versus the amount of units sold, stop trying to act like the other units don’t exist

    The damage control is getting out of hand

  • KainArkanos

    Notice how you seem to be the only one here that is so butthurt that people are offputting ‘his’ Xbox One with facts rather than what you seem to be calling the ‘butthurt opinions of PS4 fanboys’. In the end, no matter how hard you try Mr. ‘Microsoft Butthurt Fanboy’, it doesn’t change the fact that in one single territory, the US, the PS4 managed to sell 1 million units, whereas it took the Xbox One 13 territories to achieve the same result. I think you just need to grow up and accept the fact that Sony won this time around, because they know how to actually market, not to mention the fact that Sony was able to push more power out of an even smaller box that costs the same amount as your ‘beloved’ Xbox One not inclusive of the 100 dollar kinect they forced into the box.