Microsoft 'humbled and overwhelmed' after Xbox One sells over 2 million consoles in just 18 days

Xbox One sells over 2 million consoles in just 18 days, over 39 million achievements unlocked

Microsoft's next-generation Xbox One entertainment console launched on November 22nd and the company is now revealing some stats about the console. In just eighteen days since the console's release, the Xbox One has sold over 2 million units worldwide. 

"We continue to be humbled and overwhelmed by the positive response from our fans. 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," Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi stated. He is the corporate VP of strategy and marketing for the Xbox.

Microsoft also revealed that the Xbox One is proving to be the most popular online multiplayer community for gamers - having over 39 million Xbox One achievements unlocked and a total of 595 million Gamerscores achieved thusfar.

In fact, several retail outlets had nothing but positive comments to say about the console's launch.

"Demand for next generation gaming continues to be very strong. At peak demand, customers were ordering the Xbox One console at over 1000 units per minute on Amazon.com," Amazon's John Love stated. He is the director of video games at Amazon.

“The Xbox One entertainment system is one of our hottest selling products this holiday season. GameStop is experiencing high demand from our customers for this innovative console and we are working closely with Microsoft to receive more units to fulfill our customers’ holiday shopping lists," GameStop's Bob Puzon stated. He is the senior vice president of Merchandising at GameStop. 

Microsoft promises to meet consumer demand by delivering Xbox One units to retailers as fast as possible, considering the holiday season is now in full effect.