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Microsoft sent out some Xbox One PR today to various outlets, you may have seen the numbers. Over 1 million Xbox One (our review) consoles sold within 24 hours! That?s pretty good, and far better than the Xbox 360 sold on its opening day, marking a new record for Microsoft.

But let?s make sure to put the numbers in perspective. Sony?s PlayStation 4 also sold over 1 million  units in 24 hours when it launched around a week ago. So far, the two console giants are neck and neck. However, there?s just one little detail Microsoft fails to mention in its PR: The Xbox One launched in a total of 13 countries, 11 more than the PlayStation 4.

Sony?s console launched only in the US and Canada, and will roll out to more regions later on. The Xbox One, by comparison, launched in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the U.K., U.S., and New Zealand. That?s a lot more territory to only match Sony?s numbers blow for blow so far. The PS4 won?t hit other major territories like the U.K. and Europe until November 29th.

Unfortunately, we can?t draw too many conclusions from the numbers because Microsoft makes sure to mention the following: ?Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers.  We are working to replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand from our customers.?

So, with stock unavailable at ?most? retailers, the lack of additional sales could simply be a result of there being no cookies in the jar. People could want Xbox Ones but simply not be able to get them. Sony did not make a mention of selling out of its stock in its release. Also notable: The Xbox One retails for $100 more than the PS4 due to the inclusion of the Kinect motion sensor, so this amounts to more money for Microsoft at this point.

I?m sure we can count on some fantastic sounding momentum numbers from both Sony and Microsoft in the days to come. But for now, they both appear to have at least some raw parity of sales numbers.

Meanwhile, Nintendo has sold just over 3.9M Wii U units so far this year.

 

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/microsoft-matches-ps4-sales-with-1-million-xbox-ones-in-24-hours-but-takes-11-more-countries-to-do-it/

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Hooray for your spin!

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Either way, it's a lot of consoles and probably has more to do with manufacturing constraints than anything else.

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Hooray for your spin!

Context is key.

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So Xbox One sold 1 million in 24 hours in 13 territories versus the Playstation 4's 1 million in two territories? I can't say I'm surprised. Sony has the $100 cheaper, and superior hardware console and on top of that they have been riding the positive wave of PR since E3.

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So Xbox One sold 1 million in 24 hours in 13 territories versus the Playstation 4's 1 million in two territories? I can't say I'm surprised. Sony has the $100 cheaper, and superior hardware console and on top of that they have been riding the positive wave of PR since E3.

 

I'm not sure how the number of countries is really relevant given that demand for both is far outstripping supply - they're both sold out so there's no potential for it to matter that one sold in more countries than the other.  If Microsoft allotted all their consoles to NA, they would've sold 1 million in NA.  Usually people rail on MS for only doing things in NA, and now its spin because they didn't do that :rolleyes:

 

Also, lol @ WiiU

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A sale is a sale... I don't care how many countries it's in...

I can do this too...

The PS3 finally outsold the Xbox 360, but it needed ALL OF ASIA TO SURPASS MICROSOFT in total sales.

See what I did there...

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I'm not sure how the number of countries is really relevant given that demand for both is far outstripping supply - they're both sold out so there's no potential for it to matter that one sold in more countries than the other.  If Microsoft allotted all their consoles to NA, they would've sold 1 million in NA.  Usually people rail on MS for only doing things in NA, and now its spin because they didn't do that :rolleyes:

this is where no of countries is relevant. xbox sells more in US while Playstation sells more in Japan(obviously PS4 has not been released in japan yet)

 

not to mention PS sells way more than xbox in UK

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A sale is a sale... I don't care how many countries it's in...

I can do this too...

The PS3 finally outsold the Xbox 360, but it needed ALL OF ASIA TO SURPASS MICROSOFT in total sales.

See what I did there...

also it needed 1 less year than xbox to do it

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wow im very impressed  by Microsoft.. Xbox One sold 1 million in 24 hours in 13 territories VS the Playstation 4's 1 million in two territories!!

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also it needed 1 less year than xbox to do it

But a WHOLE 1/3 of the world out weighs the 1yr head start easily.

I'm not knocking the PS3 (happy to be a owner of one)... But a sale is a sale.

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I'm not sure how the number of countries is really relevant given that demand for both is far outstripping supply - they're both sold out so there's no potential for it to matter that one sold in more countries than the other.  If Microsoft allotted all their consoles to NA, they would've sold 1 million in NA.  Usually people rail on MS for only doing things in NA, and now its spin because they didn't do that :rolleyes:

 

I disagree, but you're entitled to your wrong opinion. You see, you are making the assumption that both companies manufactured equal amounts of consoles and that one decided to release theirs in NA only, while the other spread theirs in 13 territories. That is incorrect. Microsoft, like Sony, are in charge of deciding when and where their consoles will release first base on supply and demand, pre-orders etc, so Microsoft must have known that they could supply all 13 territories with enough consoles.

 

Microsoft equaling Sony's 1 million in 24 hours in 2 territories, with 13 territories is something that should be noted. Especially when considering the price of the consoles and everything that transpired since E3.

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Glad to see both consoles are off to an awesome start.

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I disagree, but you're entitled to your wrong opinion. You see, you are making the assumption that both companies manufactured equal amounts of consoles and that one decided to release theirs in NA only, while the other spread theirs in 13 territories. That is incorrect. Microsoft, like Sony, are in charge of deciding when and where their consoles will release first base on supply and demand, pre-orders etc, so Microsoft must have known that they could supply all 13 territories with enough consoles.

 

Microsoft equaling Sony's 1 million in 24 hours in 2 territories, with 13 territories is something that should be noted. Especially when considering the price of the consoles and everything that transpired since E3.

 

Except they're sold out, so clearly they aren't able to supply all 13 territories :rolleyes:  Keep deluding yourself though, its amusing.

  The number of territories was based on who they could program Kinect for in time - remember they were initially going to launch in more territories and its not like they could've produced more consoles out of thin air for that.

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Hooray for your spin!

haven't you learned? microsofts got 200 million windows 8 pcs still sitting on shelves and in warehouses. xbox wont sell and they should spin off the division. every windows phone sold was actually given to microsoft employees and the rest bought by steve ballmer.

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this is where no of countries is relevant. xbox sells more in US while Playstation sells more in Japan(obviously PS4 has not been released in japan yet)

 

not to mention PS sells way more than xbox in UK

cough cough

Xbox 360 reclaims top crown as the best selling console in the UK, wrestles it away from PS3

http://pixelenemy.com/xbox-360-reclaims-top-crown-as-the-best-selling-console-in-the-uk-wrestles-it-away-from-ps3/

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Except they're sold out, so clearly they aren't able to supply all 13 territories :rolleyes:  Keep deluding yourself though, its amusing.

  The number of territories was based on who they could program Kinect for in time - remember they were initially going to launch in more territories and its not like they could've produced more consoles out of thin air for that.

 

That would imply that Microsoft had 1 million units for 13 territories, since you are claiming it is sold out everywhere and that being the reason the Xbox's only sold 1 million in 24 hours in 13 territories.  I highly doubt that. And my point still remains that the PS4 sold in only 2 territories sold as much as the Xbox One did in 13 territories.

 

Yeah, the Kincet argument is BS, considering that some territories will first get Kinect localization in 2014.

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That would imply that Microsoft had 1 million units for 13 territories, since you are claiming it is sold out everywhere and that being the reason the Xbox's only sold 1 million in 24 hours in 13 territories. I highly doubt that. And my point still remains that the PS4 sold in only 2 territories sold as much as the Xbox One did in 13 territories.

Yeah, the Kincet argument is BS, considering that some territories will first get Kinect localization in 2014.

You have no idea what you're talking about...

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The Playstation 4 would have outsold the Xbox One on launch day had Sony did a worldwide launch.  Wouldnt surprise me to see the PS4 pick up another million units come next week.  With that said I'm more impressed the Xbox One launch went so smoothly.  Sony should learn from MS on console launches.

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You have no idea what you're talking about...

 

Yeah, I do. Again what you're forgetting is that the 1 million number being reported is how many units were SOLD, not shipped. There are still plenty of Xbox One's available. As far as I've read only the launch version sold out, there are still plenty of regular versions available on store shelfs in various territories. There is no way in hell Microsoft shipped 1 million units to 13 territories. Not possible.

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xbox is back outselling it in the u.s, and its outselling it in the u.k. what you initially said is incorrect.

 

North America is the only place the Xbox 360 has outsold the PS3 in total numbers (Outselling the PS3 for a month or two, doesn't matter much when its past prime selling points and its been a few years since release). Also current total global sales has PS3 more than 1 million sold consoles above the Xbox 360.

 

But the Wii beats both by 20-21 Million.

 

Anyway back to topic, looks like this generation of consoles is much more popular than last-gen. Both will sell well and we might see the PS4 sell as much as, if not more than the PS2.

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North America is the only place the Xbox 360 has outsold the PS3 in total numbers (Outselling the PS3 for a month or two, doesn't matter much when its past prime selling points and its been a few years since release). Also current total global sales has PS3 more than 1 million sold consoles above the Xbox 360..

wrong again. geez, all your guys info is incorrect. xbox 360 is currently ahead globally

oct 17 xbox 360 80 mill http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/10/17/xbox-360-80-million-sold-and-counting

nov 6  ps3 80 mill          http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57611062-235/sony-hot-on-xbox-360s-heels-with-80m-ps3-shipments/

Sony's PlayStation 3 is just about as popular as Microsoft's Xbox 360.

Sony announced on Wednesday that it has shipped 80 million PlayStation 3 units worldwide. The news comes just a few weeks after Microsoft announced the same milestone for its Xbox 360.

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