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Five Million Xbox One Consoles Sold Around The Globe


Sony has recently announced that the total sales of Playstation 4’s around the globe is a staggering and impressive 7 Million Units globally. Microsoft has come forward and announced that they have sold more than 5 Million Units around the globe – this puts the Playstation 4 at a 2 Million lead!

Whilst both consoles have done amazingly well already, it is worth realising that the Playstation 4 is available in over 48 markets compared to the Xbox One’s 13 markets. The Xbox One will be available in an extra 26 markets from September 2014 as previously announced on the Wire.

  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • UAE

Whilst first impressions give the PS4 a more successful launch, a true like for like comparison will not really be available until after Fall 2014 when both consoles are on sale in the same territories. Not that we want to give Micorsoft any sales advice, but maybe try price matching the Playstation 4 when launching in all those other territories later this year?

We’ll keep you posted on the outcome.

Xbox One Sells Two-Million-Units in 18 Days At Retail


The Xbox team has announced that since the Xbox One launched 18 days ago, the new-generation console has sold more than 2 million units worldwide! This averages over 111,111 units sold per day – a record-setting pace for Xbox One since the November 22nd launch.

The Xbox team is continuing to work hard to meet consumer demand, delivering consoles to retailers as fast as possible this Christmas. Xbox One brings the best games, live TV, Skype, sports, fitness, music and more to one system at the centre of the living room, all available at the command of your voice. With 22 hotly anticipated games, including 10 exclusive titles, and entertainment apps, YouTube, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and many more – Xbox One fans have the best entertainment and games available on one console this holiday season.

The only gripe thisisxbox had with the console, was the limited dashboard. You can read all about what is lacking via the link.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Worldwide Day-One Sales Hit One Billion Dollars


Activision has announced today that the sales for Call of Duty: Ghosts has hit the $1 billion worldwide as of day one at retail stores!

Millions of people are already playing Call of Duty: Ghosts online and since its release on November 5th 2013 – Call of Duty: Ghosts has moved to the #1 spot as the most played game on Xbox Live, according to Microsoft. Additionally, Activision confirmed that on the Xbox 360 average player sessions for Ghosts have been longer than either Black Ops II or Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 3, during the same time period.

“Ghosts is an amazing game which ushers in the next generation of Call of Duty. The team at Infinity Ward has delivered yet another epic thrill ride in the campaign, and what I think is our best multiplayer game yet,” said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. “This is the must have launch title for the next generation of consoles, and we expect Call of Duty: Ghosts to be the most successful launch title for the Xbox One and PS4 by a wide margin. In fact, according to GameStop, Call of Duty: Ghosts is their most pre-reserved next gen title.”

Look out for our Xbox 360 and Xbox One reviews in due course.

Xbox 360 Sales Hit 80M Units Since Launch in 2005

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Microsoft has announced that Xbox 360 sales wolrdwide since the console first launched in the Fall of 2005 has reached 80 million units+ milestone! That’s a real achievement for the console maker, adding that 1.6m units this year has been sold in the US alone proving the Xbox 360’s popularity.

It was also confirmed that preorders for the Xbox One are now ahead of the Xbox 360 within the same time period in comparison.

Looking ahead to Xbox One launch, we continue to see overwhelming demand for the console with pre-orders for Xbox One selling out quicker than any previous Xbox release… Xbox One pre-orders continue to outpace Xbox 360 pre-orders in the same time period. While we remain on track to honor all pre-order commitments, we do expect to sell every Xbox One we deliver to retail this holiday.

The Xbox One will launch in selected regions around the world from November 22nd 2013.


Grand Theft Auto V Achieves First Day Sales of more than $800 Million


Take-Two has today announced that Grand Theft Auto V (our review is pending) delivered the highest first day retail sales of any title in the history of the company and the Grand Theft Auto series. The game launched on September 17th and has already received widespread critical acclaim achieving a first day sell-through of more than $800 million worldwide, excluding the upcoming launch in Japan and Brazil, according to estimates.

“All of us at Take-Two are thrilled with the initial response to Grand Theft Auto V. Once again, the team at Rockstar Games have outdone themselves, setting the entertainment industry’s new standard for creativity, innovation and excellence,” said Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO of Take-Two. “Beginning at midnight on Monday, consumers around the world gathered in anticipation to be among the first to experience the evolution of this remarkable series. In North America alone, more than 8,300 stores opened their doors at midnight to welcome fans whose loyalty and enthusiasm were rewarded with what The New York Times called ‘the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment’. We are incredibly proud of Rockstar Games’ creative achievement and could not be more pleased with the success of this launch.”

Reviews are popping up online left, right and centre with the game receiving almost all positives with many reporting a 10/10 score. Our review is pending and in progress.

If you have the game already, why not share your thoughts in the comments below?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Fails To Impress At Retail?

A recent MCV report has suggested that “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” is not doing as well in the sales department in comparison to previous releases. It is claimed that sales are down by around twenty percent from last year when Modern Warfare 3 was launched on November 8th 2011, and that it might not even break the sales record set by the original Black Ops. Continue reading Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Fails To Impress At Retail?