Xbox 360 was best-selling US console in December

Microsoft says this marks the 24th consecutive month in which the console has come out on top; 1.4 million consoles sold in December.

Microsoft has announced that its Xbox 360 console ended 2012 as the number one console in terms of units sold in the US.

According to the publisher, the Xbox 360 sold 1.4 million units in December.

Microsoft says this number is more than double the amount of the second-place console, and marks the 24th consecutive month that the 360 has been on top. Microsoft listed the NPD Group as a source for the latter statistic.

The publisher also announced that more than $1.27 billion was spent on Xbox 360 retail in December, including hardware, software, and accessories.

Today it was also revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops II was the country's best-selling game for December and all of 2012, marking the fourth consecutive year in which a Call of Duty game has been the top-selling title.

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204 comments
buffaloblitz85
buffaloblitz85

These sales numbers can clearly be attributed to the Kinect and the massive list of great quality games that stem from this futuristic-perfected technology.  Sony only wishes they came out with a polished tech such as the kinect.

jay0012k3
jay0012k3

I own both consoles and I MUST admit, the Xbox 360 performs better in multi platform games compared to the PS3. I have personally verified dozens of games on both platforms (not exclusives) and the winner is the 360. The PS3 is disappointing from that angle. Having said that, this news hardly surprises me. The Xbox 360 is an American product through and through. It's only obvious the US has seen more sales of the 360. Also, if you are a person who plays a lot online, then the 360 is the better option than the PS3. So of course the 360 will fare better in the US. Having said that, these are stats for a SINGLE country. The 360 does not do well in some parts of Europe and much of Asia. The PS3 rules roost in those regions. Like I said, I own both systems and my personal choice is the Xbox 360. Oh btw, I am not an American. 

sunyatanada76
sunyatanada76

oh yeah! my system is better then yours, my country is better then yours and my religion belief system is better than yours. In your face as im looking in the mirror

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Best system this gen, sorry.. I own a PS3 as well.