It took a day, but the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 are now officially neck and neck in sales, at least here in North America. In its first 24 hours on sale, the Xbox One sold a million units, matching the PS4 debut that seemed like only yesterday. Indeed, both units sold their allotment on opening day, and now the race to saturate the market begins in earnest.
“We are humbled and grateful for the excitement of Xbox fans around the world. 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,” said Yusef Mehdi, Xbox’s Vice President of Marketing and Strategy.
Selling fast out of the gate is awesome, and it looks great to see that huge sales number in print, especially on the first time out of the gate. However, it remains to be seen if the Xbox One and PS4 can continue selling at such a torrid pace. There’s still no clear winner in the console war yet, and there may not be a winner for the next ten years, depending on the life of this generation of consoles. Still, it’s better to start fast and fade away than to not start at all.Technorati Tags: microsoft, microsoft xbox one, video games, Xbox, xbox one, xbox one sales numbers, xbox one sells 1 million copies, xbox one sells 1 million units in 24 hours, yusef mehdi