Published on November 23rd, 2013 | by Kyle Spencer, Editor
Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Sell 1 Million Units
Both Sony and Microsoft have been buddy, buddy with each other with their respective launches. Microsoft reached out and congratulated Sony on their successful launch, with the PlayStation 4 selling 1 million units in its first day.
The news was confirmed via Twitter by Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, who wrote “PS4 has sold through over 1 million units within 24 hours of the launch in North America!”
Sony extended Microsoft the same courteous gesture by congratulating Microsoft on their successful launch, with the Xbox One selling 1 million units in 24 hours as well.
“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world,” said Xbox’s Yusuf Mehdi. “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.”
In the last 24 hours, players have driven 3.6 million miles in Forza Motorsport 5, killed 60 million zombies in Dead Rising 3, pulled off 7.1 million combos in Killer Instinct, and slaughtered 8.5 million Ryse: Son of Rome enemies.
The news shows that currently both units are neck and neck, however Microsoft has confirmed that the Xbox One will have a shortage going into the holiday, while Sony will have a better stock portion leading into the season.