The third generation of the Xbox is competing
head-to-head with Sony Corp's PlayStation 4, also launched in
November. Sony said it had sold 2.1 million PS4s by the first
week of December.
It will not be clear which company is leading the console battle
until Sony updates that figure.
The sales of the new Xbox are in line with expectations, said
Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, who also
estimates PlayStation sales around the 3 million mark.
Hot sales of both consoles have been a boon for Advance Micro
Devices Inc, which developed or supplied chips for both devices.
(Reporting by Bill Rigby and Malathi
Nayak; editing by Andre Grenon)
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