Microsoft starts the new year with an update on how its all-in-one entertainment system has sold in 2013. "Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013," Microsoft marketing VP Yusuf Mehdi said in a statement. According to previous statements from the company, the console sold 1 million on day one, and 2 million within 18 days. By these figures, sales of Microsoft's console are slowing down--but not by much.
"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," the statement reads on Xbox.com. (Once again, both Sony and Microsoft have interpreted November sales data with their own spin.) "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."
This will be Microsoft's last update on sales figures before their financial results are posted later in the month. Sony will likely also have an update on PS4 sales during CEO Kaz Hirai's CES keynote tomorrow morning.