Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft released a press statement via e-mail (and now added to their website) that praised the sales of the Xbox One, but there was an unnerving lack of hard data attached.
“Eleven days in we are seeing record breaking sales and are selling every Xbox One we can make,” said Yusuf Medhi, the Vice President of strategy and marketing at Microsoft. Going on, Medhi states that “demand is far exceeding supply in the 13 countries we’ve launched and we are sold out at retailers around the world.” More than 50 million hours have been spent on the Xbox One since launch, according to Medhi, and they are “humbled and gratified” by response to the system.
Tellingly, the actual sales numbers for the Xbox One were not released. What this means is, of course, up to interpretation, but many have felt it is safe to infer that while Microsoft may have had strong sales, they are not as strong as Sony’s 2.1 million since launch, and will be playing catch-up into the holidays.
Haven’t made up your mind yet on whether the Xbox One is worth a damn? Perhaps you should peruse our review of the brand spanking new piece of hardware here.