Xone 2 million sold

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#1 Posted by AndyMc1888 (87 posts) -

http://majornelson.com/2013/12/11/xbox-one-sells-2-million-units-in-18-days/

Microsoft responds with their spin to sony figures , ain't it great to see both consoles selling so well and knowing their is a hardware base !?

Video games are dead everyone

#2 Edited by Jacktrote (58 posts) -

black friday

#3 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4027 posts) -
#4 Posted by SomeJerk (2968 posts) -

2009 - Video games are dead, it's all going to be tablets and phones, Sony MS and Nintendo need to get out while they still can
2010 - Video games are dead, it's all going to be tablets and phones, Sony MS and Nintendo need to get out while they still can
2011 - Video games are dead, it's all going to be tablets and phones, Sony MS and Nintendo need to get out while they still can
2012 - Video games are dead, it's all going to be tablets and phones, Sony MS and Nintendo need to get out while they still can
2013 - Video games are d.. holy shit look at these sales numbers

#5 Edited by probablytuna (3443 posts) -

Great to see both consoles are doing exceptionally well. Can't wait for the lineup in 2014.

#6 Edited by shinjin977 (707 posts) -

These numbers don't mean anything for either consoles. This just shows they were able to supply really well. Now lets talk about this same time next year.

#7 Posted by Jimbo (9709 posts) -

They were always going to sell a few million, the question is whether they can still get to 20, 30, 40m...

#8 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

@jimbo said:

They were always going to sell a few million, the question is whether they can still get to 20, 30, 40m...

You need a huge starter base for that so that developers are actually want to create games for your system. Like Kojima said. MGSV will hit when there are a lot of consoles out there and as long this is not the case they will hold it back. That is why it is so great that these machines sell so well.

#9 Posted by Pezen (1466 posts) -

18 Days? Who gives a shit about 18 days? 24 hours is the interesting number. After that I don't really give a shit until the end of a year.

@somejerk said:

2013 - Video games are d.. holy shit look at these sales numbers

"..but sales numbers are not everything. Video games could still be dead, it's all going to be tablets and phones, Sony MS and Nintendo need to get out while they still can."

#10 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

Yeah good news for both definitely great!

#11 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4281 posts) -

@somejerk said:

2009 - Video games are dead, it's all going to be tablets and phones, Sony MS and Nintendo need to get out while they still can

2010 - Video games are dead, it's all going to be tablets and phones, Sony MS and Nintendo need to get out while they still can

2011 - Video games are dead, it's all going to be tablets and phones, Sony MS and Nintendo need to get out while they still can

2012 - Video games are dead, it's all going to be tablets and phones, Sony MS and Nintendo need to get out while they still can

2013 - Video games are d.. holy shit look at these sales numbers

None of those kinds of statements can be made until we are a couple years into the new generation. Also, it's consoles, not video games.

#12 Posted by RoarImaDinosaur (191 posts) -

That's a nice number. Microsoft should feel pretty good about it.

#13 Edited by GERALTITUDE (2812 posts) -

Great. Yawn. Let's get back to games now.

#14 Posted by TheHBK (5407 posts) -

I hope everyone takes note that Microsoft's three prong strategy of Kinect + Blast Processing + Mode 7 beats out Sony's strategy of, Hey download times don't suck anymore.

#15 Posted by cloudymusic (919 posts) -

I'm confused. I thought that NeoGAF proved beyond any possibility of disagreement that the XB1 was DOA? I mean, if I didn't know any better, I might even be fooled into thinking that the people having fun with their new consoles and games don't even know or care how many P's their game has.

#16 Posted by joshwent (1778 posts) -

... I might even be fooled into thinking that the people having fun with their new consoles and games don't even know or care how many P's their game has.

Celebrating the ignorance of the general gaming public isn't necessarily a good thing.

#17 Posted by LucidDreams117 (343 posts) -

http://kotaku.com/microsoft-sells-two-million-xbox-ones-which-is-good-ne-1481088998

I think Kotaku put it best.

"Microsoft announced this morning that they've sold two million shiny new Xbox Ones, and if your immediate reaction, dear Kotaku reader, is to say something about the PS4, please stop.

Forget asinine console wars and nonsensical company loyalties for a second—both current-next-gen consoles are selling quite well, and that's good news for anyone who likes video games at all. As the installed base—that's marketing talk for "number of people"—for each console grows, big third-party publishers will feel more comfortable greenlighting next-gen games. Small developers will have the flexibility to experiment more. Development studios won't have to worry as much about going "cross-gen" and releasing their games for both current- and next-gen systems, which means we'll see more games that really take advantage of what these new machines can do."

#18 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

@thehbk: Cut the console wars bullshit out please.

#19 Posted by cloudymusic (919 posts) -

@joshwent: That's (intentionally?) missing the point more than a little bit.

#20 Edited by EXTomar (4125 posts) -

@jimbo said:

They were always going to sell a few million, the question is whether they can still get to 20, 30, 40m...

Yeah. Unless there was a defect, both Sony and Microsoft were going to sell through their initial stock of millions so this is good news. This only shows people don't believe the XBox One has cooties or something else.

#21 Posted by rangers517 (109 posts) -

Sony announced 2 mil+ like a week ago and the PS4 seems to be way more in demand. That's good for gamers that people still want the better game playing machine. I'll take better looking games, better load times, better install times, etc over being able to change my tv channel 3 seconds faster.

And this doesn't really mean much for MS because they only really have a chance in the US. The PS4 sales will keep going because they still haven't even supplied the rest of the world well yet, where they will dominate like always.

#22 Edited by ericdrum (404 posts) -

Sony announced 2 mil+ like a week ago and the PS4 seems to be way more in demand. That's good for gamers that people still want the better game playing machine. I'll take better looking games, better load times, better install times, etc over being able to change my tv channel 3 seconds faster.

And this doesn't really mean much for MS because they only really have a chance in the US. The PS4 sales will keep going because they still haven't even supplied the rest of the world well yet, where they will dominate like always.

Despite the previous posts in the thread, we still get this kind of stuff.

#23 Posted by TheHBK (5407 posts) -

@mariachimacabre said:

@thehbk: Cut the console wars bullshit out please.

Damn dude. I am sorry I hurt your feelings. Maybe I should explain that my comment to this news was just a joke. Please note the references to previous consoles wars. Specifically SNES vs Genesis. Blast Processing being part of Sega's campaign and Mode 7 being something the SNES could do. Or that the PS4 offers more than just improvements to downloads. But I am sure you probably don't have such humor in your country of origin. Hey, if you ever see a comment from me, I would be more than glad to explain the joke to you. Have a nice day.

#25 Edited by BRich (428 posts) -

@rangers517: You're a person?

PS4 has launched in 3 times as many countries by the way. Not that this number has any meaning at all here.

#26 Posted by Sergio (1773 posts) -

Good for Microsoft and the gaming industry, but pretty much pointless for either Sony or Microsoft to keep updating us beyond the one-million mark.

#27 Edited by spraynardtatum (2122 posts) -

The NSA is going to need to start hiring more people to monitor Xbox Live if this keeps up.

#28 Edited by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@spraynardtatum said:

The NSA is going to need to start hiring more people to monitor Xbox Live if this keeps up.

yeah because your social scurity number, license record, credit record, paypal account, steam, psn, facebook, google+, twitter, every single laptop, tablet, and cell phone in the world with a front camera are inmune to NSA right? NSA is clearly a problem just for xbox one.

You fanboys fall for ignorant fear mongerism quite easily, whatever suits your self bias-confirmation efforts.

#29 Edited by MariachiMacabre (6937 posts) -

@thehbk said:

@mariachimacabre said:

@thehbk: Cut the console wars bullshit out please.

Damn dude. I am sorry I hurt your feelings. Maybe I should explain that my comment to this news was just a joke. Please note the references to previous consoles wars. Specifically SNES vs Genesis. Blast Processing being part of Sega's campaign and Mode 7 being something the SNES could do. Or that the PS4 offers more than just improvements to downloads. But I am sure you probably don't have such humor in your country of origin. Hey, if you ever see a comment from me, I would be more than glad to explain the joke to you. Have a nice day.

Eh. I've had a disturbingly shitty couple of days so my sense of humor may be on life support. I apologize.

#30 Posted by big_jon (5657 posts) -

Xbox One is dead you guys, I'm going to throw mine out a window right now!

#31 Posted by Sergio (1773 posts) -

@brich said:

@rangers517: You're a person?

PS4 has launched in 3 times as many countries by the way. Not that this number has any meaning at all here.

Doesn't really matter in the long run. When Microsoft boasted of their 1 million sales, they were in more countries than the PS4. With Microsoft delaying even longer in Nordic and other countries, the gap could continue to grow. If the gap is large by the end of 2014, trying to make excuses that the Xbox One just launched in those regions won't matter to publishers or the public perception.

Both consoles are set to sell enough to be supported by third-party developers. Higher sales for the PS4 shouldn't be relevant to those who bought Xbox Ones, other than the possibility that the former may become the lead console for multiplatform development.

#32 Posted by joshwent (1778 posts) -

@joshwent: That's (intentionally?) missing the point more than a little bit.

I don't see what point I'm missing. Huge XBox sales are great like others have said here, because Publishers will be more confident to greenlight more games.

But the flipside is that the XOne was going to sell a lot anyway, because the vast majority of people never even heard (or cared) about the shitty DRM stuff or anything else crazy MS has attempted in the past few months. They had a 360, they'll get an XOne. But that's potentially dangerous for the rest of us... the minority who cares.

MS changed a lot of their terrible policies because of the competition from Sony, the bad press and yes, the fan outcry. So when you make it seem like a positive that no one cares about a potentially minor but real difference like resolution, you're perpetuating how a company can still get away with shit.

To be clear, I don't have either console, and have no pony in this race. I'm thrilled that they're selling a bunch. But we shouldn't celebrate that part of how they're getting there is just people buying a thing without knowing about it.

(to be clearer, of course, many Sony fans must have bought the PS4 in the same way. I'm not making a "console wars" point. Just a "people inadvertently supporting policies they don't care about by buying a thing" point.)

#33 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@cloudymusic said:

@joshwent: That's (intentionally?) missing the point more than a little bit.

MS changed a lot of their terrible policies because of the competition from Sony, the bad press and yes, the fan outcry. So when you make it seem like a positive that no one cares about a potentially minor but real difference like resolution, you're perpetuating how a company can still get away with shit.

So people still think giving money to the ACTUAL MAKERS of the game instead of a scummy retail chain is a good policy. I have 340 games on steam, was looking forward for consoles to embrace digital model.

For a group of people who choose a tech base hobby, lots of gamers are quite reactionary.

#34 Edited by Budwyzer (486 posts) -

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare is going to have local coop on the XBone only.... Sole reason that I bought one.

#35 Posted by joshwent (1778 posts) -

@donpixel said:

So people still think giving money to the ACTUAL MAKERS of the game instead of a scummy retail chain is a good policy. I have 340 games on steam, was looking forward for consoles to embrace digital model.

For a group of people who choose a tech base hobby, lots of gamers are quite reactionary.

I'm not trying to derail this thread, but you're responding to something I never said. Consoles have embraced digital. On both, all of their 1st party games were downloadable. MS changing their DRM didn't effect that at all.

#36 Posted by spraynardtatum (2122 posts) -

@donpixel said:

@spraynardtatum said:

The NSA is going to need to start hiring more people to monitor Xbox Live if this keeps up.

yeah because your social scurity number, license record, credit record, paypal account, steam, psn, facebook, google+, twitter, every single laptop, tablet, and cell phone in the world with a front camera are inmune to NSA right? NSA is clearly a problem just for xbox one.

You fanboys fall for ignorant fear mongerism quite easily, whatever suits your self bias-confirmation efforts.

I'm aware that everything else is monitored. It's all horrible. Microsoft isn't the only company with horrible terms and conditions/encryption that don't protect their customers from this kind of stuff. They just released that Xbox Live is being tracked (private chat, text messages, etc) so I think they'll probably need to hire some more people because the Xbox One is so popular.

#37 Posted by Humanity (7947 posts) -

I simply can't be happy unless someone else isn't so I take this news with a grain of salt, that I can hopefully put in someones eye and feel a lot better.

#38 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2578 posts) -

@thehbk said:

I hope everyone takes note that Microsoft's three prong strategy of Kinect + Blast Processing + Mode 7 beats out Sony's strategy of, Hey download times don't suck anymore.

That Kinect is the biggest rip off since Movie Theater Popcorn and Printer Ink

#39 Posted by ProfessorEss (7123 posts) -

That Kinect is the biggest rip off since Movie Theater Popcorn and Printer Ink

Dance Central covered the cost of my original Kinect and then some. I have no doubts that Harmonix will justify the money I probably end up spending on the next one - pending said announcement of course.

#40 Posted by SongWriter1987 (111 posts) -

And not a shit was given

#41 Posted by kpaadet (409 posts) -

@xalienxgreyx said:

That Kinect is the biggest rip off since Movie Theater Popcorn and Printer Ink

Dance Central covered the cost of my original Kinect and then some. I have no doubts that Harmonix will justify the money I probably end up spending on the next one - pending said announcement of course.

I feel like your first sentence should end with "said no one ever", but hey if you really like dancing games more power to you.

#42 Posted by ProfessorEss (7123 posts) -

@kpaadet: You know what makes it even more egregious? Dance Central 1,2 and 3 only factored into my $150 dollar Kinect bill while currently I'm considering whether the next one will cover my entire $600 console purchase.

#43 Posted by ericdrum (404 posts) -

@professoress: How dare you decide how much money is worth spending on something you enjoy!? You sir, are a menace to society.

#44 Posted by Xeiphyer (5589 posts) -

@donpixel said:

@spraynardtatum said:

The NSA is going to need to start hiring more people to monitor Xbox Live if this keeps up.

yeah because your social scurity number, license record, credit record, paypal account, steam, psn, facebook, google+, twitter, every single laptop, tablet, and cell phone in the world with a front camera are inmune to NSA right? NSA is clearly a problem just for xbox one.

You fanboys fall for ignorant fear mongerism quite easily, whatever suits your self bias-confirmation efforts.

Please leave this website. This is a site for people who understand jokes and are not crazy.

#45 Posted by ryanwhom (290 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@cloudymusic said:

... I might even be fooled into thinking that the people having fun with their new consoles and games don't even know or care how many P's their game has.

Celebrating the ignorance of the general gaming public isn't necessarily a good thing.

#46 Posted by ProfessorEss (7123 posts) -

@ericdrum said:

@professoress: How dare you decide how much money is worth spending on something you enjoy!? You sir, are a menace to society.

I know, I know. I must admit I do feel a little bad about ruining it for everyone else - even though I'm not exactly sure who that works.

I should talk to the Call of Duty guys, they probably know I'm feeling. Apparently they've been ruining everyone else's fun for years now.

#47 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -
#48 Posted by jsnyder82 (680 posts) -

@ericdrum said:

@professoress: How dare you decide how much money is worth spending on something you enjoy!? You sir, are a menace to society.

I know, I know. I must admit I do feel a little bad about ruining it for everyone else - even though I'm not exactly sure who that works.

I should talk to the Call of Duty guys, they probably know I'm feeling. Apparently they've been ruining everyone else's fun for years now.

You deserve a follow. You're one of the most level-headed people I've seen on this website.

#49 Edited by spraynardtatum (2122 posts) -
#50 Posted by ripelivejam (2786 posts) -

@humanity said:

I simply can't be happy unless someone else isn't so I take this news with a grain of salt, that I can hopefully put in someones eye and feel a lot better.

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