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Over 2M Xbox One Units Sold In 18 Days

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A man plays an XBox One - a new video game console and home entertainment system made by Microsoft- while waiting in line to buy an XBox One from a Microsoft "pop-up shop" at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle on 22, 2013 in New York City. The X Box One arrives just in time for the holiday season, and will be competing against the Sony Playstation Four, which came out last week. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft says more than 2 million of its Xbox One consoles have been sold since the system’s launch 18 days ago.

That works out to an average of 111,111 units per day. And company officials say users have spent over 83 million hours with the games, TV, and apps on Xbox One since the Nov. 22 launch.

Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of strategy and marketing for Xbox, says demand is exceeding supply in the 13 launch markets, with Xbox One sold out at most retailers.

Its makers want the Xbox One to become a user’s main entertainment hub. It supplies a program guide for browsing what’s on TV and what’s highlighted in apps such as Netflix and Amazon. You can listen to music, view photos and make Skype video calls.

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