Microsoft has unveiled some stats for the company’s next-generation gaming console, the Xbox One. According to new data from NPD as of March 2014, more than 5 million Xbox One consoles have been sold to retailers since launching in November of last year. On top of that, Titanfall is the top selling Xbox One game.
“The new generation is off to a strong start, with global Xbox One sales outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, a true testament to your love of console gaming. Even more important to us is how much fun you are having on Xbox One. It’s amazing that Xbox One fans are spending an average of five hours per day on Xbox One and collectively have totaled more than one billion hours of time spent in games and apps on the console,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
The Xbox One sold 311,000 units in the US during the month of March, surpassing Xbox 360 sales by more than 60% at the same point in time. The Xbox 360 wasn’t too bad itself, having sold 111,000 consoles during the month of March.
The Xbox One continues to see excellent software sales with 2.9 games sold per console. With the Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined, the platform has sold more than 4.1 million games sold.
The Xbox One held four top titles in the generation eight top 10 console game title list in the US including: “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes,” “ Titanfall.” The Xbox 360 held six top titles in the US including: “Minecraft,” “Dark Souls II,” “The Lego Movie Video Game,” “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “South Park: The Stick of Truth.” Titanfall for Xbox One, on the other hand, was named by NPD as the top selling game for the console during the month of March.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One