Microsoft has stopped mentioning Xbox One sales a long while ago, but it seems like there’s a new milestone from that perspective to celebrate.
According to an estimation of VGChartz, indeed, the console has sold 40 million units worldwide, also thanks to the recent boost of Xbox One X.
The console sold 207,143 units to bring its lifetime sales to 40,020,713 units as of the week ending November 17.
Xbox One has sold best in the US with 22,539,411 units sold (56%), compared to 10,877,912 units sold in Europe (27%) and 101,483 units sold in Japan (0.3%).
As for Europe, the console has sold an estimated 4,472,877 units in the UK, 1,311,467 units in Germany, and 1,554,968 units in France.
Five games have sold more than five million units; 36 games have sold more than two million units; and 73 games have sold more than one million units.
Grand Theft Auto V is the top selling Xbox One game at retail with an estimated 8.31 million units. Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has sold 7.32 million units and Call of Duty: WWII has sold 6.17 million units.
Halo 5: Guardians is the best-selling first-party game with sales of 4.89 million units, followed by Minecraft with sales of 4.79 million units.
Forza Horizon 3 has sold 3.91 million units, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition has sold 3.61 million units and Halo: The Master Chief Collection has sold 3.44 million units.
Remember these information are not official and could easily be debunked by Microsoft as they are just an estimation, but sure enough they give a quite good idea about the state of the console.
For comparison’s sake, this generation “console war” winner PlayStation 4 currently is at over 86 million units.