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Friday, 18 April 2014 10:58

Microsoft spills the beans on Xbox One sales

Written by Nick Farrell

5 million shipped to retailers

Microsoft has finally admitted how many Xbox One consoles it has sold. Redmond has announced 5 million units shipped to retailers with 311,000 units sold in the US in March alone. Microsoft's last lifetime Xbox One sales figure announcement came at the beginning of the year, when it revealed that it had shipped 3.9 million units to retailers and sold to consumers "over 3 million."

But this does mean that its getting canned by Sony, which has sold 7 million PlayStation 4 units worldwide as of April 6. The PS4 is also outpacing the PS3, with a 94 percent sales jump five months into the console life cycle.

The Sony machine was the bestselling console in the US in March, which is bad news for Microsoft’s hopes that Titanfall would improve things for the Xbox. However the hype for the game didn’t appear to be enough to unseat the PS4.

The Xbox One is outpacing Xbox 360 sales by 60 percent during the same time period, and an attach rate of nearly 3 games per console is an excellent number. It is doing better than we expected considering that Microsoft stuffed up the pricing making it $100 more expensive than its chief competition. Microsoft should be happy even if the PS4 is a much bigger success.

Nick Farrell

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