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Xbox One shipments top 3.9 million in 2013

Microsoft has announced a total of 3.9 million Xbox One consoles were shipped before December 31 2013.

During the first month (and a bit) after the Xbox One release date on November 22, Microsoft shipped 3.9 million units to retail.

Overall, over 7.4 million Xbox hardware units – including Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles – were sold during Q4 2013, which includes the crucial Christmas period.

In early January, Microsoft announced Xbox One sales worldwide had topped 3 million by the end of 2013, with 1 million sold in the first 24 hours alone.

Microsoft’s financial results saw the company report “record” revenues of $24.52 billion (£14.74 billion), up from $21.46 billion (£12.91 billion) for the same period in 2012.

“Our Commercial segment continues to outpace the overall market, and our Devices and Consumer segment had a great holiday quarter,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

“The investments we are making in devices and services that deliver high-value experiences to our customers, and the work we are doing with our partners, are driving strong results and positioning us well for long-term growth.”

The Devices and Consumer Hardware division includes Xbox and saw significant growth for the year, earning $4.7 billion (£2.8 billion) in revenue.

“We delivered record revenue as demand for our business offerings remains high and we made strong progress in our Devices and Consumer segment,” added Amy Hood, Microsoft CFO. “These revenues reflect our focus on execution, cost discipline, and long-term shareholder value as we continue to drive the strategic transformation of the company.”

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