Neville Upton, the head of Gfinity, an eSports company currently partnering with software and hardware powerhouse Microsoft, let slip that the Xbox One could have an install base of 18 million users.

His comments came via a press release, detailing an eSports tournament app Gfinity is releasing for the Xbox One.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of our Tournament Builder App on Xbox One, which will enhance the Gfinity offering and enable us to reach Xbox One’s 18 million users globally.”

Neville Upton of eSports partner Gfinity

Neville Upton of eSports partner Gfinity

Microsoft hasn’t released updated sales numbers for its current home console since November 2014. Sony revealed in January that the PlayStation 4 has sold 36 million units globally.

A Gfinity spokesperson later went on to clarify Upton’s comments, stating, “Gfinity would like to clarify that it has not sought to confirm Microsoft sales figures. The comments in the statement today is based on a variety of independent sources published earlier this year.”

While these numbers have yet to be verified by Microsoft, in January GameSpot sister site ZDnet claimed independent resources had pegged the Xbox One as shipping the same 18 million units as Gfinity’s projections, so these numbers seem to be supported somewhat by independent research.

Should Microsoft come forth with official sales numbers, Gamer Assault Weekly will have the news as it breaks.


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