Microsoft's Xbox One has sold an impressive two million consoles, which is a great milestone to hit just over two weeks after the official launch. However, this means it's running behind Sony's PlayStation 4, which hit the same threshold in the first few days of December.
To celebrate the news, Microsoft's corporate VP of strategy and marketing at Xbox, Yusuf Medhi talked up the brand, stating that getting hold of a one was difficult and that, "We're also particularly excited to see consumers engaging in a wide range of games and entertainment experiences on the platform, with more than 1 million paid transactions on Xbox Live to date."
Ahead of the game though is, Sony which announced early this month that it had managed to break the 2.1 million mark after its secondary launch in all territories (or most of them at least) outside the United States. While it may have resulted in a few less consoles sold for Sony - since in many major market, like the EU Microsoft beat it to release its console - the fact that the PS4 didn't become available worldwide on day one may have helped keep Microsoft in the race. If Sony had released everywhere on launch day it would have been immediately obvious that it was selling more than the One.
This is an interesting time for both machines and it will be more so over the next week when the bulk of this year's Christmas shopping will take place. Expect more sales figures before the end of the new year, where we'll really learn who's won the first round in this gen's console war - though at the moment, Sony's in the lead.