Microsoft Corp. said it’s selling every Xbox One player it can make, 11 days after introducing the new game console.
Sales are setting records, the Redmond, Wash.-based software maker said Tuesday in a statement, without being more specific. Users have already spent more than 50 million hours on games and entertainment, Microsoft said.
“Demand is far exceeding supply in the 13 countries we’ve launched, and we are sold out at retailers around the world,” Yusuf Mehdi, vice president of strategy and marketing for Xbox, said in the statement.
Microsoft may not want to issue a lower number than the 2.1 million units that Sony Corp. reported Tuesday for the PlayStation 4, said Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities in Los Angeles. The software maker limited its Xbox introduction to 13 countries, from 21 initially planned, to make sure larger markets had sufficient supplies, and reported first-day sales of more than 1 million.
Sony, which introduced the PlayStation 4 starting Nov. 15, said its sales included about 700,000 units purchased by consumers in Europe and Australasian markets after the player went on sale in those regions Nov. 29.