The launch of the Xbox One is Microsoft’s largest console launch in history. Rolling out over the weekend, the Xbox One managed to match Sony’s day one sales of the PlayStation 4, with one million consoles sold worldwide in the first 24 hours.
This surpassed the 2005 launch of the Xbox 360, by a landslide. Microsoft’s chalking it up to “unprecedented demand from our customers”.
“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Microsoft in a prepared statement. “We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season.”
The Xbox One is probably going to be pretty hard to find this holiday season. While the company says that it’s working hard to fulfill demand, they’ve also warned of possible shortages during the holiday shopping season.
It’s worth noting that comparing the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 sales right now, isn’t exactly comparing apples to apples. Microsoft’s Xbox One has launched to a number of territories that the PS4 has yet to release in. The PlayStation 4 will arrive in Europe on November 29th.
- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018