Xbox One Plays Catch-Up with 5 Million Consoles Shipped

Microsoft has revealed that more than 5 million units have shipped for the Xbox One, playing catch-up to Sony’s 7 million sold.

Xbox’s Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business, Yusuf Mehdi, shared the findings on the official Xbox Wire earlier this morning. The different measure – ‘shipped’ as opposed to ‘sold’ – hasn’t gone unnoticed, though Mehdi does state that 311,000 units were purchased in the U.S. in March.

“Of course, we’re just getting started with this generation and the months ahead will bring several announcements we think you’ll love. The team will continue to deliver regular improvements and new features based on your feedback through frequent system updates. Many more games are on the way with titles like “Sunset Overdrive” and “Project Spark,” many new games coming to Xbox One through the ID@Xbox program, and many more entertainment experiences.  We can’t wait to share more games with you in June at E3.”

Leading the software charge is Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall, contributing to the 1.4 million Xbox One games sold in March alone. Other top-selling titles include Call of Duty: Ghosts, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

We’re expecting to see those numbers go up post-E3, especially after the Xbox One hits other regions in the world. For Singapore, that’ll be some time this September.

[Source: Xbox Wire]


Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.