Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Xbox strategy and marketing, thanked customers for an “epic 2013,” in an Xbox Wire post on Monday. “2013 was an incredible year for gamers, entertainment fans, our industry and Xbox,” Mehdi said. “With Xbox One we saw the most epic launch for Xbox by all measures. We are humbled and grateful for your loyalty and delighted by the millions of hours of gameplay and entertainment enjoyed on Xbox.”
More than three million Xbox One consoles were sold to consumers in 13 countries before the end of 2013, he noted. “It’s been incredible to see Xbox One selling at a record-setting pace for Xbox, and we were honored to see Xbox One become the fastest-selling console in the U.S. during our launch month in November.”
Demand for Xbox One has been strong, selling out during the holidays at most retailers worldwide, Mehdi said, and Microsoft continues to work hard to deliver additional consoles to retailers as fast as possible.
“The reaction from our fans was mind-blowing for our team,” he said. “As we see your excitement, your energy and your hours of gameplay, we continue to be inspired to do great work – for you. Whether you’re racing through the streets of Prague in ‘Forza Motorsport 5,’ creating crazy weapons for zombie destruction in ‘Dead Rising 3,’ exploring the Colosseum in Gladiator mode in ‘Ryse: Son of Rome,’ helping your children create their own personal zoo in ‘Zoo Tycoon,’ or enjoying epic multiplayer battles, we love that you’re having fun on Xbox One.”
Year-end numbers also indicate customers are using Xbox One as an all-in-one entertainment system, with millions of hours of live TV watched and millions of hours of app entertainment enjoyed.
The year ahead promises more excitement as Microsoft brings Xbox One to fans in more markets around the globe, Mehdi said. And many more great games are on the way, including “Titanfall,” “Watch Dogs,” “Project Spark,” “Sunset Overdrive,” “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” “Destiny,” “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare” and “The Elder Scrolls Online.”
For more, head on over to Mehdi’s post on Xbox Wire.
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