Titanfall also the top-selling game in the US throughout March
Worldwide sold-in (shipped) figures of Xbox One have hit a pretty impressive milestone: five million consoles have been sent around the world to make a new home in lounge rooms. Hear that? That's the sound of champagne corks popping and the collective hands of Microsoft patting itself on the back for a job well done.
"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," said Microsoft's Yusuf Mehdi on the Xbox News Wire. "It's amazing that Xbox One fans are spending an average of five hours per day on Xbox One and collectively have totaled more than one billion hours of time spent in games and apps on the console."
Not bad going. A good chunk of that was probably spent on Titanfall, as the Xbox One version of the game was the number one selling title in March, according to NPD Group figures. You should note that this factoid is US-centric, and we're looking to get local figures too. The One also averages 2.9 games sold per console, and when you combine Xbox One and Xbox 360 sales, 4.1 million games were sold during March - broken down individually that's 1.4 million Xbox One games versus 2.7 million on the Xbox 360.It looks like gamers in the US are also still buying the Xbox 360, as 111,000 units were sold in March (compared to 311,000 Xbox One consoles).
"We're also thrilled to see your use and enjoyment of the latest features and apps we have released as part of our regular system updates," says Mehdi. "In particular, we broke new usage records with the number of unique Twitch broadcasters in the first week of availability."