Microsoft has announced that they sold more than three million Xbox One consoles between the launch of the system and the end of the year.
The figure was revealed by Xbox's Corporate VP of Marketing, Strategy and Business, Yusuf Mehdi, in a blog post. "Over 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013," said Mehdi. "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."
This will be a very encouraging sign for Microsoft, with the console only available in 13 territories around the world. The remainder of the countries, quite a lot of which were in Europe, are scheduled to see the console launch periodically throughout 2014.
At the moment, Mehdi suggested the company are still working extremely hard to get enough consoles for retailers to sell. He stated that Microsoft "are continuing to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible."
Mehdi also pointed to what should be a very promising year for Xbox One. Titanfall is due to launch in March and this will be followed up by Project Spark and Sunset Overdrive, the latest game from Insomniac Games. Both titles are exclusive to Xbox One.
More titles will undoubtedly be announced throughout the year, with E3 2014 promising to be a huge platform for both Microsoft and Sony to sell their wares.
Source: Xbox Wire