Microsoft confirms over 1 million Xbox One sold in less than 24 hours

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Microsoft sold more than 1 million Xbox One in less than 24 hours after the massive launch party event around the 13 markets around the world, breaking PlayStation 4 record of 1 million consoles sold in the first day. This makes Xbox One the biggest launch Microsoft has for an Xbox release in history, also surpassing Xbox 360 sales in the first day of it release back in 2005.

The company also confirms that Xbox One is pretty much sold out on most retailers and it’s working on restocking more consoles as soon as possible.

As for games, in the first 24 hours Microsoft reports that:

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

And those using the console to stay healthy doing exercise have already earned more than 43.3 million Fit Points on Xbox Fitness.

“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Strategy, Xbox. “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.”

Source Microsoft