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Xbox One sells 2 million consoles in 18 days

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Dec 11, 2013 7:15AM PST

The best thing about two next-generation consoles practically alongside each other is that we can easily compare them to fuel petty arguments on the Internet. Sony boasted last week that it had sold over 2.1 million PlayStation 4 systems in its first 16 days on sale, and now Microsoft has shared Xbox One sales figures: 2 million consoles sold in 18 days.

Microsoft's Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb dropped the number on his blog along with a grab-bag of fun but fluffy statistics. Did you know, might read a video game fact book given to you by a distant relative for Christmas, that 595 million Gamerscore has been scored on Xbox One? You do now.

Xbox One sold 1 million systems on its November 22 launch day, as did the PS4 on November 15. While Sony launched the PS4 first in North America then trickled out to Europe and other places later, making it available in 32 countries now, Xbox One has been in the same 13 countries all along.

With all this not settled, the big question is: who'll fight me behind the bike sheds after school?