One million Xbox One systems sold on day one worldwide

PlayStation 4 sold one million consoles on day one. And so has Xbox One, Microsoft has bragged.

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PlayStation 4 sold one million consoles on day one. And so has Xbox One, Microsoft has bragged. Described as "the biggest launch in Xbox history," the company promises to "replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand."

While selling a million units is nothing to scoff at, do keep in mind that PS4 only launched in one market (America), while Xbox One launched in 13. Sony will launch in Europe on November 29, with a greater Asian roll-out to continue throughout December.

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    November 22, 2013 6:40 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, One million Xbox One systems sold on day one worldwide.

    PlayStation 4 sold one million consoles on day one. And so has Xbox One, Microsoft has bragged.

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      November 22, 2013 7:04 PM

      I'm kind of surprised. I thought for sure they'd sell more just by launching in more places at once.

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        November 22, 2013 7:14 PM

        After the debacle that happened in the E3 timeframe, I am not.

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        November 22, 2013 7:31 PM

        they'd sell more if they had more..... just like PS4. These numbers are meaningless until we have way more data.

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      November 22, 2013 7:22 PM

      ...but that's not a "sell-through" figure, is it?

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      November 22, 2013 7:23 PM

      Bottomline:

      i'm gonna eat a sandwich.

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      November 22, 2013 7:42 PM

      I don't really give a shit either way but this doesn't line up with my totally anecdotal observation of people buying tons of PS4s vs very few Xbones. Everyone I low how cares got a PS4, but only a fraction got Xboxes, and that seems to be similar to everyone else's observation. Weird.

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        November 22, 2013 7:50 PM

        I didn't preorder and tried to get one. There isn't a single Xbox 1 in town. So mad

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          November 22, 2013 9:39 PM

          Showing they have it in stock at the nearby Target... but sold out of PS4.

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            November 22, 2013 9:41 PM

            target.com told me 3 different ones nearby had Xbox One's in stock, I called each and they were all sold out

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            November 22, 2013 11:25 PM

            It released today. Those inventory listings generally update at midnight via batch job.

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        November 22, 2013 7:52 PM

        Well the keyword here was worldwide.

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          November 22, 2013 10:04 PM

          Im going to guess that the majority however were in US/CA

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          November 23, 2013 4:58 PM

          Did you also try t o brush off the successful sale of 1M PS4 units as being just because it released a week before the One?
          1 million consoles are a lot of consoles no matter how you look at it.

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        November 22, 2013 7:53 PM

        Xbox launched in multiple territories

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          November 23, 2013 5:04 PM

          I am not sure if that matters. Both companies made just over a million consoles and they both ran out of their first production run on the first day. I do find it interesting that it is possible that the One has been released before the 4 in multiple countries which may skew sales.

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        November 22, 2013 7:57 PM

        XBOX purchasers are smart and mail-order theirs. This is to avoid being mugged and shot in the parking lot by enraged Sony fanbois.

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        November 23, 2013 12:58 AM

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      November 22, 2013 7:44 PM

      I want decimal precision before I believe any of this.

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      November 22, 2013 7:44 PM

      I expected more since it was a worldwide launch.

      In a few months we will know.

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      November 23, 2013 12:35 AM

      Well the stats don't mean anything but the fact that Microsoft felt it necessary to say doesn't inspire confidence.

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        November 23, 2013 12:37 AM

        0_o

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        November 23, 2013 2:51 AM

        what the fuck are you talking about

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        November 23, 2013 3:48 AM

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        November 23, 2013 3:54 AM

        Exactly thank you

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        November 23, 2013 10:44 AM

        like the way sony felt they needed to say that?

        did you play under powerlines as a small child?

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        November 23, 2013 4:59 PM

        I guess that goes for Sony too.
        Sony must feel like they are a failing games company because they said they sold a million consoles on day one.

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      November 23, 2013 12:45 AM

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        November 23, 2013 12:49 AM

        yeah, pretty much all we know is that both companies had ~1 mil consoles ready for launch and sold them all

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          November 23, 2013 10:36 AM

          But this isn't true. Myself and others here have seen Xbones on shelves in retailers. My closest Bestbuy had stacks of them yesterday afternoon.

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            November 23, 2013 10:42 AM

            and the same is true of PS4s because Sony and MS both allocated units for non-preorder customers so depending on where you are you might be able to just find one on shelves

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        November 23, 2013 3:48 AM

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        November 23, 2013 5:36 AM

        It basically tells us that there's huge demand for the ps4, and there might be huge demand for the xbox, though it's hard to say since they were spread out. It certainly doesn't define a winner. I want to shit on someone, though.

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        November 23, 2013 5:49 AM

        What these numbers say is that the video games market is still healthy, demand is there, which is good for all of us.

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          November 23, 2013 7:38 AM

          It's so funny hearing every news story saying something like "if you thought consoles were dead, think again. Mobile phone gaming hasn't taken over like everyone thought it had".

          No one thought that you stupid fuck. Only analysts who don't play real games think that all their friends that play angry birds are the majority of the gaming market. HATE

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            November 23, 2013 9:21 AM

            I sure hope this start of new generation of consoles will lead to large developers focusing again on AAA games and leaving this facebook / mobile bullshit behind them. 2014 should 0wn!

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      November 23, 2013 6:20 AM

      I hope the PS4 and Xbone will both turn out to be very reliable systems, so my choice can be based purely on the games.

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      November 23, 2013 10:13 AM

      Good for them Good see we have some actual competition.

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        November 23, 2013 1:36 PM

        Agreed. Strong competition is great for the end user.

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      November 23, 2013 2:17 PM

      I laughed at the PR speak about "replenishing stock for the unprecedented demand."

      Yeah, lol, okay.

      I'll agree that it's popular and all that but unprecedented? Yeah, it's as unprecedented as any other new console day launch. PR speak, gotta love it.

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      November 23, 2013 2:24 PM

      I honestly hope both systems will do well. I plan to own both, and really all I care about is the games.

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        November 23, 2013 4:55 PM

        I would like to see both being highly competitive as it will breed innovation.
        I need to see the software running on each machine before I buy one as I spend more time watching video than playing games.
        I have multiple 360s and they are used as media centre extenders as well as streaming devices because I find it easier to run a network cable to each TV in the house rather than a TV antenna.
        Competition is good no matter how you look at it.

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      November 23, 2013 5:08 PM

      I wonder if selling in multiple regions instead of just North America was calculated so that there would be more peer pressure to buy Ones.
      There will be plenty of places or groups of people where the first friends console choice will push their friends into a similar purchase so they can play together. A must have release day games would have meant that someone bought the first console they could then all of their friends would buy the same console over the next month so they can play together.

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        November 23, 2013 5:11 PM

        After checking Australian stores it would seem that the One has been released but the PS4 will not be until the 29th of November. I would be surprised if at least a few people didn't buy the One just because it is already released and they didn't want to wait another week.

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          November 24, 2013 8:34 AM

          we had the same situation in the UK. I cancelled my ps4 pre-order and put the money towards more xbox one games. If it had come out earlier, I may have done the reverse.

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