Microsoft Says Xbox One Demand is 'Unprecedented'

Microsoft Says Xbox One Demand is 'Unprecedented'Image via: extremetech.com

In a statement released today, Microsoft announced they are receiving "unprecedented demand" for the newly released Xbox One.

Not to be outdone by Sony, which announced today that 2.1 million Playstation 4 systems have been sold worldwide, Microsoft threw their name in the mix again to flex their muscles.

Although a sales figure was not disclosed, Microsoft did say they had retailers "working around the clock" to restock the system and make it available on to the masses. According to Microsoft, gamers have spent a reported 50 million hours consuming games and entertainment through Xbox One since it's release 11 days ago.

Microsoft marketing executive Yusuf Mehdi said, "We are humbled and gratified by the overwhelming response from our fans to the launch of Xbox One. Eleven days in we are seeing record-breaking sales and are selling every Xbox One we can make."

Microsoft did release these interesting numbers that gives a glimpse into just how much people have been playing.

  • Over 3 billion zombies killed in Dead Rising 3
  • Over 90 million miles driven in Forza Motorsport 5 – equal to 3,673 trips around the world
  • Over 186 million enemies defeated in Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Over 150 million combos in Killer Instinct
  • Over 415 million Gamerscore Points Achieved

Everyone figured the Xbox One demand would be significant but not on this scale, especially since numerous sources are reporting Playstation 4 outsold the Xbox One by a hefty margin worldwide.

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[via Gamespot]

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