In response to Sony’s announcement that it has sold 2.1 million units of its new PlayStation 4 so far, Microsoft announced … how many billions of zombies Xbox One owners have killed.

Xbox One Infographic

While it’s cool to see that gamers are making big things happen with Microsoft’s new console, the new numbers released by Microsoft don’t really provide anything close to an apples-to-apples comparison of what’s actually going on.

The company was perfectly happy to announce that it had sold a million consoles on launch day, but now that the Xbox One is 11 days into its time on the market, Microsoft has clammed up. Still, while it isn’t releasing any sales numbers, Microsoft says that demand for the Xbox One is incredibly high.

“Eleven days in we are seeing record breaking sales and are selling every Xbox One we can make. Demand is far exceeding supply in the 13 countries we’ve launched and we are sold out at retailers around the world. We are seeing incredible usage from our engaged fans who have purchased Xbox One with more than 50 million hours spent on Xbox One games and entertainment,” Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Strategy and Marketing for Xbox said in the announcement.

It’s possible that Sony has had an edge over Microsoft because of the PS4’s earlier release date, but Microsoft released its console on the same day in 13 countries, while Sony has been gradually rolling out its box. Still, today’s disclosure from Sony is going to put pressure on Microsoft to start talking about real numbers, real soon.

Comments

  • GG002

    Am I the only one who understands that Microsoft is mocking Sony by “releasing” these numbers? Seems everyone else (also the so-called tech media) is only out to find a reason to run click-bait articles. I think it’s time for me to leave Geekwire as well, it’s becoming Gizmodo that I once left.

    • NotJohnCook

      So Microsoft releasing sales figures before was what? You complain about link bait articles but don’t say anything about Microsoft releasing a similar sales report earlier. Your silence is deafening and your hypocrisy echoes louder than the Clink on MNF.

      Yes please stop reading Geekwire. In fact, just stop everything. Stop breathing, stop eating, stop reproducing, your stupidity does not need to be passed onto future generations where it will only serve as detriment to the advanced of society.

    • guest

      Yes, you are the only one :-)

      This posting from MS was just dumb. It accentuates the growing gap between the two platforms. Would have been better to say nothing until you have real news, a new platform exclusive, something like that.

      • Volkan

        Microshit is done. The Reign of the PS4 is back !

  • Volkan

    Microsoft should have added:
    Over 700k people banned for cursing in front of the Kinect
    Over 2Billion Power buttons turned on and off.
    Over 150 million of requests from game journalist, sites etc asking sales numbers.
    I could make a similar statistic for my car:
    Over 7000km driven
    Over 72 gas tanks filled
    Over 124970 acceleration pedal pushed!
    Over 674 passenger doors used!

  • Vroo (Bruce Leban)

    Doesn’t anyone get a joke anymore?

    What really worries me is the claim about zombies being “killed”. Everyone knows that zombies are already dead so they can’t be killed. So either those aren’t really zombies or they weren’t really killed and we all better watch out because the idea of 3 billion zombies on the loose is freaking me out.

  • Lt. Montana

    MS can’t just survive on US sales alone… if world wide sales favor Sony 3:1 or even worst 4:1 by the second quarter of 2014 – MS will have to either drop the price of XB1 and loose $80-90 per unit, or drop the Kinect 2 inclusion. I have this funny feeling once Steve Balmer is gone, and the new CEO is in place, MS gaming division will be sold off, or the XB1 will be the next Zune of 2014.

  • sp0t101

    Real gamers have both systems so they can play there system exclusives..and dont care about who sold what..especially when both are selling in the millions in just days..”pointless article”

  • evanst

    i just wanna know when the ps4 are going to come out with more consoles for sell

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