Xbox One surpassed the 2 million mark for global sales, 18 days after the console launched in 13 markets on November 22. The figure is stipulated as "sell-through," so it represents sales to customers rather than shipments.
"We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans," Xbox Corporate VP of Strategy and Marketing Yusuf Mehdi said in a statement. "We are thrilled to see sales of Xbox One on a record-setting pace, with over 2 million Xbox One consoles in homes around the world. Demand is exceeding supply in our 13 launch markets and Xbox One is sold out at most retailers. 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."
For all the numbers Microsoft is trotting out, including 39 million achievements and 595 million GamerScore points notched to date, more significant is that the Xbox One is close to the coattails of the PS4. Sony's console hit the 2 million milestone - 2.1 million to be specific - last week, but is out in significantly more European markets than the Xbox One.