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[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ver 3 million Xbox One consoles were sold in 2013, according to Microsoft.

Calling the year “epic”, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Strategy and Business for Xbox, Yusuf Mehdi, said that over 3 million consoles were sold to 13 countries before the year closed out, making it the fastest-selling console in the US during November.

Writing on the Xbox Wire, Yusuf wrote: “The reaction from our fans was mind-blowing for our team. 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.

“We also love that you are seeing the promise of an all-in-one entertainment system. Millions of hours of live TV have been watched and millions of hours of app entertainment have been enjoyed. We are proud to have the most passionate, engaged, and simply the best fans in the world. It was fun to share the holidays with so many of you.”

Whilst the accomplishments of Xbox One are impressive, Sony’s PlayStation 4 was still the #1 console in 2013, becoming the top-selling console in November and out-selling the Xbox One by 166,000 consoles in the UK.

Sony have yet to release updated figures relating to the PS4.

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