Xbox One Has Shipped 5 Million Units
Microsoft has announced today that 5 million Xbox One consoles have been shipped. This number has Microsoft’s latest console outpacing its predecessor, Xbox 360, by 60 percent “at the same point in time,” according to Microsoft. Microsoft further notes that Xbox One players “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.”
It’s important to note though that this number does not mean 5 million consoles have been sold to consumers, only that they’ve been shipped to retailers. The console sold 311,000 units in the US in March, putting it behind PlayStation 4, while the 360 has outsold PlayStation 3 once again by pushing roughly 111,000 units last month. Also to note, Xbox One’s attach rate is 2.9 games per console, which is roughly the same with PS4′s attach rate of 2.93 games per console.
According to the NPD group, and Sony’s announcement yesterday, PlayStation 4 is significantly outselling Xbox One. Sony’s system managed to sell 7 million units to consumers. But Xbox One’s flagship title Titanfall is the best selling game in March followed by inFamous: Second Son.