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Xbox One sales hit 2 million globally: Microsoft (+video)

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(Read caption) Microsoft Corp has sold more than 2 million Xbox One video game consoles since its November 22 launch, catching up with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 released a week earlier.
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On Nov. 22, Microsoft officially launched the Xbox One, the long-awaited successor to the Xbox 360. Twenty-four hours later, a million of the devices had been snatched up. Now, a couple weeks after its debut, Microsoft says it has passed the 2 million sales mark worldwide.

Moreover, the Xbox One is reportedly leaving store shelves at a velocity of 111,111 units a day – a record for a Microsoft gaming device. 

"Demand is exceeding supply in our 13 launch markets and Xbox One is sold out at most retailers," Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing for Xbox, said in a Microsoft press statement. "We’re also particularly excited to see consumers engaging in a wide range of games and entertainment experiences on the platform, with more than 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live to date." 

 
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