Console battle heats up as Microsoft Xbox One goes on sale

|About: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)|By:, SA News Editor

Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox One computer games console has gone on sale in 13 countries, including the U.S., U.K. and France, prompting long queues outside consumer-electronics stores.

The Xbox is going up against Sony's (SNE) PlayStation 4, of which over 1M were sold within 24 hours of the device's North America launch last Friday.

Retailers GameStop (GME) and BestBuy (BBY) have sold out of PS4s, with 2.3M GameStop customers waiting for the new players from Sony and Microsoft.