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Microsoft Corp. has released its long-awaited Xbox One video game console in thirteen countries worldwide. In the first 24 hours of availability, the device was sold in one million quantities. But while the number impresses, it does not show that the demand for the Xbox One is really high.

On November 21, Xbox One became available in 13 markets worldwide, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, the U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Austria. The Xbox One is supported by the cloud in more than 300 thousand servers, which are designed to provide better multiplayer experience as well as assist consoles with cloud compute capabilities.

“We have the best community of gamers around the world, and this was on full display last night. The launch of Xbox One is truly Day One. Today is the beginning of the future of entertainment, and we could not be more proud to deliver Xbox One to fans around the world,” said Marc Whitten, chief product officer of Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox division.

Xbox One comes with exclusive first-party titles, including Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Killer Instinct and Zoo Tycoon. In addition, popular third-party blockbusters will be available on Xbox One with early exclusivity for downloadable content in Call of Duty: Ghosts, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4 and more. New blockbuster games are incoming as well, including Titanfall, Project Spark and Sunset Overdrive in 2014. Many Xbox One-supporting games feature exclusive content.

Microsoft claims that it sold over a million of Xbox One game consoles to gamers across all thirteen markers in the first day of availability. While the number clearly impresses, it should be noted that Sony managed to sell over a million of PlayStation 4 consoles just a week ago in the U.S. and Canada alone.  Keeping in mind the fact that the X1 was sold on very strong markets in addition to the U.S. and Canada, one million units shipped to customers can hardly be considered as a breakthrough.

Microsoft Xbox One is based on AMD Fusion custom-designed system-on-chip with eight x86 low-power/low-cost Jaguar cores, AMD Radeon HD graphics with GCN architecture (with 32MB ESRAM/EDRAM buffer) as well as 8GB of DDR3 system memory. The console features 500GB hard disk drive, Blu-ray disc drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, Gigabit Ethernet, output of video with up to 4K resolution (3840*2160) using HDMI 1.4 as well as 7.1-channel audio. The new Xbox One comes with completely redesigned Kinect sensor that will feature 1920*1080 RGB camera, improved infrared sensor and enhanced voice controls. The console sports a number of functions, e.g. TV-cable pass-through that will seamlessly integrate it into the living room.

Microsoft Xbox One is available for $499 in North America, €499 in mainland Europe and /£429 in the U.K.

 

Tags: Microsoft, Xbox One, Xbox, Durango, Xbox Next, Business

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Microsoft sold a little over one million xbox one consoles in 13 countries which did the same amount of sales that the ps4 did in just 2 countries 24 hours after its launch. This just goes to show you how much more popular the ps4 is compared to the xbox one, when microsoft had 11 more countries to sell their xbox one in and it still only managed to match the ps4 sales in just 2 countries that it sold in so far. imagine if the ps4 launched in the same amount of countries that the xbox one did, the ps4 could have easily sold 3 to 4 million more consoles in that 24 hour time frame.
3 3 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/24/13 05:05:31 PM]
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0 3 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 11/24/13 09:46:42 PM]
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I suggest you do a little more research. they were sold unit sales.

"consoles sold within 24 hours"

http://techcrunch.com/201...-more-countries-to-do-it/

http://www.gamespot.com/a...in-24-hours/1100-6416349/
1 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/24/13 10:11:36 PM]
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I'm not sure what you want me to see on those sites. I don't see anything there that contradicts what I'm saying. In fact, the first link confirms it:

So, with stock unavailable at ‘most’ retailers, the lack of additional sales could simply be a result of there being no cookies in the jar. People could want Xbox Ones but simply not be able to get them.


Quantity available for sale: ~1M
Demand = ALL of the available quantity, + x

We don't know what **x** is for either console because **they can't sell inventory they don't have.** Pre-orders were limited. So the fact that it is how many countries or blah blah blah doesn't matter. The fact is they both sold out most places. It's just too early to say anything at this point.
0 2 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 11/25/13 01:25:09 AM]
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again we are talking sold units I haven't heard of anything about microsoft running out of their consoles, the article also acknowledges that is speculation in what you quoted. speculation is one thing sales figures is another, the fact that you want to speculate about them maybe not having enough consoles to sell more then they did holds no weight unless you can point to me from the microsoft website that they didn't reach their demand because they ran out of consoles.
1 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/25/13 02:02:45 AM]
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lol ... you're joker. Do you really care about that blab wannabe nyuz which you repeat like sick tweetie? And actually try to do some "reasoning" math. You're a math major? Research for school?
0 1 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 11/25/13 02:25:29 AM]
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what are you even talking about. idiot....
1 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/25/13 07:10:51 AM]
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From your article:
Microsoft makes sure to mention the following: “Xbox One is now sold out at most retailers. We are working to replenish stock as fast as possible to meet the unprecedented demand from our customers.”

I suppose you don't have to take them at their word, but that certainly confirms what I've seen. Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, etc.--all had no pre-orders available at launch. Amazon put up more for sale a couple times closer to launch, and those were also sold within minutes.
0 0 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 11/25/13 02:49:56 AM]
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those are store suppliers but there is nothing that stated that Microsoft didn't make enough consoles to cover the demand needed. I mean if I was a small store and I only ordered 50 xbox ones and sold out of them that doesn't mean that micrsoft didn't meet the demand needed.

And that's what typically stores do it's better to carry something in a reasonable amount of orders then to over order something and have a possible chance of overstocking, where its piled up in the back taking up space and getting stuck with what they ordered, because they aren't pushing it off the shelves. at least by ordering something in a reasonable amount they can always reorder some more units without fear of being stuck with a lot of units they didn't sell.
0 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/25/13 07:09:29 AM]
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That is just nonsensical. Yeah, Microsoft could have made more, but they decided not to--even though the pre-orders were sold out **well in advance of launch**.
0 0 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 11/25/13 02:37:16 PM]
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you have anything to cite that ms didn't have enough then because all I see is the stores ran out of them not ms had lack of production.
0 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/25/13 05:15:39 PM]
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You really think those at Microsoft looked at the sold-out pre-orders and thought, meh, let's not make and sell more, even though we can? You know full well those numbers don't exist in public form anywhere, but denying common sense is just silly.
0 0 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 11/25/13 05:23:12 PM]
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so you are basing this on opinion and making your opinion as fact? lol ok thanks for proving my point common sense would to actually be able to display something that's well known based on fact, since you yourself stated that those actual numbers of production on xbox one produced isn't known then how can one say it's common sense without any actual evidence of that being a fact...
0 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/25/13 05:53:53 PM]
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- You know those types of numbers are never provided to the public, so stop being silly by asking me for them.
- You would rather assume the illogical thing. I don't. Don't call an illogical conclusion "common sense." It's not.
0 0 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 11/27/13 01:21:10 PM]
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Continuously amazed at how fanboys come out of the woodworks to fight over companies they don't work for at the slightest mention of a console.
1 0 [Posted by: KeyBoardG  | Date: 11/25/13 10:51:01 AM]
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They want to know where they could drag their sugadaddy to buy them one of those.

In this HOLE idioticisi fight nobody even try to mention how this crap is again overpriced in UK/Europe so dont believe it's been overpoplulated there. Half-K bucks is much but to pay premium of 50% more in UK/Euro i simply old idiotism that m$ plays ever since. You know people there have high VAT and when that incorporate in price this crappy gadget nearly 80% price premium over US retail price.
0 0 [Posted by: OmegaHuman  | Date: 11/25/13 02:23:42 PM]
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Sold to the shops, not to end users I bet... Why in the world would somebody buy this over PS4, is beyond me...
2 0 [Posted by: TAViX  | Date: 11/25/13 11:17:57 AM]
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yeah esp now with all the broken disc drive issues the xbox one is having. ps4 is looking real good right about now. lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6rOej9Cvgs
1 1 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/25/13 11:39:28 AM]
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Yeah, let's all just forget about how many hardware issues the PS4 is having: http://www.amazon.com/Pla...Star&showViewpoints=0.
0 1 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 11/25/13 02:34:57 PM]
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all the hardware? and how many of those are spammed by xbox fanboys making it seem a lot worse then it actually is. I mean anyone can go in a item comment section on amazon and make up a bunch of BS without providing any actual proof that they even bought the system in the first place, just to make a product look bad.
0 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/25/13 05:14:21 PM]
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I'm just pointing out how you curiously leave out the widespread and well-known PS4 issues. Who knows how many PS4s are totally DOA and how many XBox Ones have faulty BR drives. Not even Microsoft and Sony know at this point.
0 0 [Posted by: bluvg  | Date: 11/25/13 05:19:31 PM]
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wide spread? where are the actual numbers to suggest that this is a wide spread issue with the ps4.
0 0 [Posted by: SteelCity1981  | Date: 11/25/13 05:39:50 PM]
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Where are your numbers, then?

"yeah esp now with all the broken disc drive issues the xbox one is having."


All we have are first-hand reports online and video testimony. Some of those may be made up. I think most are not. But you know those numbers are never provided publicly. As I already said, not even Microsoft nor Sony know at this point, so why are you asking me? It makes as much sense as me asking you about "all the broken disk drive issues" saying "where are your actual numbers?"
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