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Xbox One sales reach 5 million, lag miles behind PS4

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Microsoft has announced Xbox One sales to retailers, rather than consumers, have surpassed 5 million across the world.

Following Sony's recent 7 million PS4 sales announcement, Microsoft has some news of its own to share surrounding its next-generation Xbox One console.

According to NPD Group reports, more than 5 million Xbox One consoles have been "sold-in to retailers" since the console launched in November 2013.

Unlike Sony's latest PS4 announcement, this figure isn't for the actual sales made by consumers, but for the stock sold to online and high street retailers.

“The new generation is off to a strong start, with global Xbox One sales outpacing Xbox 360 by more than 60 percent at the same point in time, a true testament to your love of console gaming,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate VP of Marketing, Strategy and Business at Xbox. “Even more important to us is how much fun you are having on Xbox One.”

Microsoft also revealed that Titanfall is now the best selling Xbox One game yet, as shown by the March NPD Group results.

“We were blown away by your passion and enthusiasm on launch night and since then, it’s been exciting to see gamers around the world playing Titanfall on Xbox Live. Today, we congratulate our friends at Respawn Entertainment, and Electronic Arts, as Titanfall for Xbox One was named the number one selling game in March, according to NPD Group figures released today.”

The Xbox One manufacturer tipped that it has some "several announcements that we'll think you'll love", highlighting incoming games like Sunset Overdrive and Project Spark coming to the Xbox One in the future.

"We can't wait to share more games with you in June at E3. We are grateful for your support on Xbox One and the continued popularity of Xbox 360. We’re going to continue working hard to earn your loyalty and making Xbox the best place to play games."

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