Microsoft announced that it has sold over 1 million Xbox One consoles in 24 hours of its launch on last Friday, similar to what Sony had revealed the same number in its first day sales.
The news are similar, but the thing to note that Sony PS4 gaming console was only released in United States and Canada but Xbox One was launched in 13 markets worldwide. Moreover, Sony has to be released in global markets, starting on 29th November at Australia, Europe and South America. But, Japan will be getting the console in February 2014.
Microsoft announced in its Xbox blog that the firm has set a record in Xbox sales history and its trying to supply the devices to almost every retailers, where Xbox Ones are sold out.
Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate VP of Marketing and Strategy at Xbox said in the statement:
“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world. Seeing thousands of excited fans lined up to get their Xbox One and their love for gaming was truly a special moment for everyone on the Xbox team. We are working hard to create more Xbox One consoles and look forward to fulfilling holiday gift wishes this season.”
Microsoft worked very hard in marketing the console and it seems to be successful in reaching the consumers. Now, set the competition between the Xbox One and PS4 – coming days will reveal the actual numbers of sales in their respective fourth quarter financial results. Sony PlayStation 4 is priced at $399, where Microsoft’s console is available for $499 – with so called graphics improvements, faster processor and few Xbox One exclusive game titles. Which one would you like to go for?
PSA: Both Xbox One as well as PS4 needs to be updated with the day-one software patch in order to work completely. Sony even released the v1.51 minor patch too.