Microsoft traded over 1 million of its new Xbox One game consoles inside 24 hours of their striking store shelves on Friday, on par with Sony Corp’s PlayStation 4 despite commencing in far more countries.
Microsoft: 1 million Xbox One consoles sold in less than 24 hours
The new console, which launched in 13 nations, set a record for first-day Xbox sales and is currently sold out at most retailers, Microsoft said in a declaration.
Sony said it traded 1 million PS4 units in 24 hours after commencing last Friday in just the United States and Canada. The PS4 elaborates to other districts, including Europe, Australia and South America, from Nov. 29. It then hits Japan in February.
Microsoft is locked in a console war with Sony this vacation season. The programs giant wants the Xbox One not only entices gamers but attracts a broader buyer base of TV fans and melodies lovers with its interactive amusement features and media apps.
“We are employed hard to create more Xbox One consoles,” said Yusuf Mehdi, business vice leader of trading and scheme at Xbox.
Robert W. Baird & Co analyst Colin Sebastian has said he anticipates shipments of 2.5 million to 3 million flats for both the Xbox One and PS4 in the fourth quarter.
Both the PS4, priced at $399 in the joined States, and the Xbox One, with a cost tag of $499, offer advanced graphics for realistic consequences, processors that permit much quicker game play and a slew of exclusive video games.