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900,000 Xbox Ones Left Unsold
Microsoft has announced today, as part of its latest financial report, that 3.9 million Xbox One consoles were shipped worldwide in 2013. Microsoft also announced, a month ago, that it has sold 3 million systems worldwide in the same time frame, meaning that 900,000 consoles were left on store shelves, unsold. This contradicts Microsoft’s earlier statements saying that it has sold every single console it made.
Sony has sold 4.2 million Playstation 4 consoles in 2013 as well, but it did not provide its latest financial report. It’ll release its earnings in early February.
Total Devices and Consumer revenue, a Microsoft business segment that the Xbox Unit belongs to, saw its revenue for the quarter rise 13 percent. The company has also sold shipped 3.5 million Xbox 360 consoles, but it has not revealed how much were sold.
Microsoft has gained, over all, a record-breaking revenue of $24.52 billion for the quarter, with a net profit of $6.56 billion. However, the PS4 remains to be outselling the Xbox One by a large margin. Several industry analysts, including Michael Pachter, believe that Microsoft won’t be able to catch up to Sony if their console remains the more expensive one.