Microsoft recently revealed 1.2 million Xbox One consoles were “sold in” to retailers from January to March.
"This quarter's results demonstrate the strength of our business, as well as the opportunities we see in a mobile-first, cloud-first world," said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a statement. He also discussed the financial state of the company’s various other endeavors. "We are making good progress in our consumer services like Bing and Office 365 Home, and our commercial customers continue to embrace our cloud solutions. Both position us well for long-term growth. We are focused on executing rapidly and delivering bold, innovative products that people love to use."
These figures are somewhat low compared to Sony’s PlayStation 4 sales, which were announced at 7 million worldwide on April 16 since its launch on Nov. 15 last year.
Last week, Microsoft announced more than 5 million consoles had been shipped to retailers since the next-gen device launched on Nov. 22 last year. The multimedia giant didn’t reveal an exact sales figure.
The Xbox One will expand its market this fall and become available in Japan this September. The next-gen console will hit the Japanese market 10 months after its launch in the U.S. on November 22, 2013 and around seven months after Sony’s PlayStation 4 reached Japanese consumers.
Microsoft also recently revealed that Respawn’s first-person shooter “Titanfall” was the highest-selling title in March. The game’s release date was March 11. The Xbox One also sold more than 300,000 units last month, while the Xbox 360 moved 111,000 consoles from shelves.
“Today, we congratulate our friends at Respawn Entertainment, and Electronic Arts, as ‘Titanfall’ for Xbox One was named the number one selling game in March, according to NPD Group figures released today,” said Xbox Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer Yusuf Mehdi on the Xbox blog April 17. Mehdi also stated 5 million Xbox Ones had been sold-in to retailers since the console’s launch last year. “The new generation is off to a strong start, with global Xbox One sales outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, a true testament to your love of console gaming,” he added.
Though “Titanfall” did show impressive sales in March, is it enough to help the Xbox One compete with Sony’s PS4? Leave a comment below or tweet me.