Xbox sales hit 3 million in 2013

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Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:08 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

Microsoft Corp., vying with Sony Corp. for the lead in a new generation of game consoles, said consumers purchased more than 3 million Xbox One players in 2013, following the Nov. 22 debut of the device in 13 countries.

With its $499 Xbox One, Microsoft is trying to keep pace with Sony's $399 PlayStation 4, which went on sale a week earlier in North America.

The companies were neck and neck in early December, with each selling more than 2 million units in their first 18 days. Sony has not disclosed year-end figures for the PS4.

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