Xbox sold over a million times
After the Xbox went on sale three weeks ago, Microsoft says it has sold 1.1 million copies. By the end of the year, around 1.4 million pieces should be sold by the software company.
The competitor Nintendo has already sold 700,000 of his GameCube, which was launched shortly after the Xbox. By March 2002 Nintendo wants to sell up to 4 million game consoles, for which purpose production was increased. The introduction date for the GameCube for Europe could already be in March 2002, before the end of the financial year, that is, one month earlier than previously planned. Microsoft will start selling the Xbox in Europe on March 14th. Sony, the third in the group, has now reacted with price reductions, the Playstation 2 is now being sold for just under DM 600. Introductory price for the Xbox will be € 479 (DM 937, -). The Nintendo GameCube is being sold in the US for US $ 199, about US $ 100 less than the Xbox, the European price is not yet known.