This was the number everyone was waiting for.

Last weekend it was announced that Sony sold 1 million consoles in the first 24 hours of its availability.

So when Xbox One launched last night it was only a matter of time before we heard the numbers from Microsoft on how Xbox One did in its debut.

According to the Xbox Wire the Xbox One has sold more than 1 million consoles in less than 24 hours. They also verified it is the biggest launch in Xbox history.

Following a worldwide celebration, Xbox One launched in 13 markets on Nov. 22 to great fanfare. The team is excited to confirm the launch of Xbox One was the biggest launch in Xbox history, with more than one million consoles sold through worldwide in less than 24 hours – surpassing day one Xbox 360 sales and setting a new record for Microsoft.

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.

The story also had some game related stats for the initial 24 hours of Xbox One’s availability:

  • Over 60 million zombies have been killed in “Dead Rising 3”
  • Over 3.6 million miles driven in “Forza Motorsport 5”
  • Over 7.1 million combos in “Killer Instinct”
  • Over 8.5 million enemies defeated in “Ryse: Son of Rome”
  • 43.3 million Fit Points earned in Xbox Fitness

I have no doubt the comparisons will continue just like they did for the last generation consoles so hang on for the ride.