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Microsoft reports more than 5 million Xbox One consoles sold

Published on Apr 18, 2014 4:23 PM
 
A screenshot from Titanfall, which Microsoft was counting on to boost sales of the Xbox One. Microsoft said on Thursday, April 17, 2014, it has sold more than five million Xbox One consoles since they were launched in November.  -- FILE PHOTO: ELECTRONIC ARTS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Microsoft said on Thursday it has sold more than five million Xbox One consoles since they were launched in November.

The news came a day after video game competitor Sony said it had sold more than seven million PlayStation 4 consoles since mid-November.

Sony's numbers refer to sales to consumers while Microsoft's involve sales to retailers.

Sales of Xbox One were 60 per cent higher than those of Microsoft's earlier iteration, the Xbox 360, during the same length of time after it hit the market, Mr Yusuf Medhi, vice-president of marketing, strategy and business, wrote on the Microsoft blog in announcing the figures.

 
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