Microsoft Corp. said it sold more than 1 million Xbox One video-game consoles in less than a day after the new machine went on sale in 13 countries.
The tally surpassed first-day sales for the predecessor Xbox 360 and set a record for Microsoft, the Redmond, Washington-based company said yesterday in a statement. The Xbox One went on sale in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the U.K. and U.S. after the company cut eight countries from the initial sales list, citing production issues.
EA Sports has warned Xbox One players not to connect two controllers to the console while booting up FIFA 14 in order to prevent the game from crashing.
In an update on the game’s alert screen, the developer acknowledged that “using 2 controllers to navigate the bootflow may cause a crash. To avoid this, please only use one controller during the FIFA 14 bootflow.
“You can turn on and use additional controllers once in the FIFA Menu. The team will be fixing this issue shortly after launch.”
Warner Bros. looks set to release Lego The Hobbit in 2014, presumably to tie in with the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s film trilogy.
An advertisement for the unannounced game reportedly appears on the instruction manuals of upcoming Lego Hobbit sets acquired early from Toys R Us stores in North America.
According to the advertisement, which was reposted on Lego community site Brickset, the new entry in the multi-million selling Lego game series will be released on home consoles, handhelds and PC.