After the remarkable one million orders both Microsoft and Sony chimed in one day after the consoles release, it is a little disappointing to see it has taken an extra seventeen days for the Xbox One to double on its sales, although there is all the pre-orders to be taken into account and the lack of consoles actually available without huge delay.
This is the first real statistic on console sales since day one from Microsoft, when Sony revealed it had sold 2.1 million consoles Microsoft proceeded to answer that stat with how many zombies have been killed in their Dead Rising 3 exclusive game, a pretty useless statistic.
Microsoft is hitting around 111,000 sales per day, a record breaking amount according to their PR department. The demand is actually exceeding their expectations in all 13 markets the Xbox One is available in, according to Yusuf Mehdi.
PS4 seems to be off to an early lead but the markets have got to be taken into consideration, Sony had a bad start with the console only being available in the US and Canada, while the Xbox One came to all thirteen markets in one push.
Sales are not a huge deal in the early world when it comes to console launches, many gamers will not want to pick up the new consoles due to high-price and not a lot of games that really take advantage of the new consoles horsepower.
We have seen sparks of genius on the next generation, Tom Clancy: The Division, No Mans Sky, Destiny and Titanfall all have very impressive mechanics, physics, power and graphics showing what the next generation can run and is capable of running without flaws.
Off the bat, most of the games on the Xbox One and PS4 seem average at best, Killzone and Knack on the PS4 have both had less than favourable reviews and Dead Rising 3 has been reviewed without anyone getting overly excited about the power of the game.