Xbox One is top-selling home console in US for December -- NPD

Nintendo's 3DS sold more units overall, but the Xbox One's price point ensured it made the most money.

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Alongside NPD US sales data released today, Microsoft issued a statement saying the Xbox one was the top-selling US console for December, selling 908,000 units.

The Xbox 360 came in third place with 643,000 consoles sold, thus leading "last-gen hardware" according to the Microsoft statement. The NPD clarifies that the Nintendo 3DS "topped overall hardware sales for December 2013 and for 2013 as a whole; however, with its $499.99 price point, the Xbox One led annual hardware sales on a dollars basis."

Altogether, Microsoft claimed "50 percent of the combined software, hardware, and accessories spend in the U.S," with $1.39 billion raised between the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Total US consumer spend in December, according to the NPD, was "just under $2.4 billion." The NPD clarifies that, "Xbox One led console sales in December, while PS4’s two-month total makes it the best selling console during the two-month launch window." In total worldwide sales, the PlayStation is also currently outselling the Xbox one with 4.2 PlayStation 4s sold compared to 3 million Xbox Ones. As editor Martin Gaston explores in his editorial, those sales numbers don't tell the whole story.

Nintendo, in addition to the successful performance of the 3DS, also had a positive month for the Wii U. The NPD says, that December was the "highest month for unit sales" so far. Altogether, with positive growth across the industry, December was a bullish month for gaming as a whole.

Discussion

1414 comments
Mike Rodriguez
Mike Rodriguez

I liked this page because I'm an Xbox fan boy, yet every time I look at the comments I see Sony sissy's with a bad comment?? Why, you scared?? I don't follow the lame stations page?? Jealous much?? Lol face it punes..... Xbox rules you love to hate it you can't look away..... and deep down inside YOU WANT ONE!!!

Mcz Flash
Mcz Flash

Well you are implying from receiving and debating if anything we are debating on more games and exclusives Thats a no brainer ps4 wins I have both and completely and utterly satisfied what ps4 has offered and giving me if the same which system would you go for?

DiLon Mitchell
DiLon Mitchell

All the things you listed were the same things people laughed at the Xbox one for having! People still can see that both systems are basically the same except for small differences. These companies are very good at Jedi mind tricks!

Lee Bailey
Lee Bailey

P.S the ratio for that is actually 3:2 in ps4's favour (that's 3 for every two xbox one consoles).

Jeremy Steele
Jeremy Steele

i didnt buy one, if thats any consolation...: )

Lee Bailey
Lee Bailey

2:1? I don't think you know how ratios work .... That ratio would suggest 2 ps4 consoles for every 1 xbox one sold. PS4 stands at roughly 4.2 million, xbox one stands at roughly 3 million. With such large numbers that's no where near twice as many.

Holla Atchaboiy
Holla Atchaboiy

As a hardcore SNES fan (I say that so no one can accuse me of fanboyism--'cause honestly, @#$% ALL modern systems) this seems like a really lame cry for some positive media coverage... The article itself states that not only did the 3DS (whatever that is) outsell xBox this month but that also PS4 outsold it overall so what's the point of making a weirdly specific claim like "we outsold everyone else but only if you count this month's sales in one particular nation and don't count systems that are less expensive than us"..? WTF?

mr_nee
mr_nee

This article is terrible!


XBONE sold 908,000 units in december... that's a whole month!!! PS4 sold 984,212 units in first 48h alone!


So MS raised $1.39 billion, whats is the breakdown of these numbers? how many live golds, how many games, how many 360, how many xbones? These numbers tell absolutely nothing. Only dumb xbone prefereing average US citizen could write such an article.


Hey, Justin, how many sides does a triangle have?



Carl Toolan
Carl Toolan

They don't need to prove anything do they, it completely destroyed xbone 180 in sales, the fact they are making a headline over xbone finally selling more units in a single month speaks volumes

Carl Toolan
Carl Toolan

Clutching at straws mutch? it sold the most in One month and it's a headline story? Lol

Anders Bisi
Anders Bisi

But sony was the best in the world last month.

James Clapp III
James Clapp III

explain how a portable system stomps its competition (even by its own company) into the ground? beat the 3ds then come talk to me

James Clapp III
James Clapp III

Personally i like a sleeker controller, i would say by no means my hands are small so that isn't it. the 100 less is nice and honestly i wish playstation had the kinect, its the one thing about the xbox i like. but i like Playstation plus better plus the exclusives are more to my liking

Mike Sapers
Mike Sapers

Only the uneducated buy the inferior system.

Manny Feggaros
Manny Feggaros

*last month...the ps4 has been sold out everywhere ya know..Xbox One's on the other hand...are in stock everywhere, even in disgusting ass Walmart

Adrian Crumley
Adrian Crumley

I'm just curious how accurate it is. Is this accurate sir? I'm not at all familiar with all the titles coming to XB1 but I would think it would be more. As for the Indie game WHINERS. Indie games are games. Just because they have a small budget, doesn't mean they aren't awesome. Don't have such simple tastes, unique games are cool. You're missing out a lot of good games. Too bad casualtards.

Anmol Maini
Anmol Maini

Maybe because noone could buy a PS4, because Sony isn't desperate to make money

Michael D
Michael D

yea i'm really butthurt for getting a better system for $100 less.

Daian
Daian

Enough with the FB comments, stop showing a discussion that takes place somewhere else.

Devin Northey
Devin Northey

lol. As if someone goes into a store with $400, sees no ps4 and thinks.."well, I guess I'll spend an extra $100 on an xbox one that I don't really want." No, people want an xbox one. end of story.

Hellrazor Infernoo
Hellrazor Infernoo

dead rising 3 is better then knack-ps4. that's the only good game 4 xbox one till gearsofwar

Miguel Boulet
Miguel Boulet

Because Ps4 is the best console.. but still PC is and forever will be the master race.

Derek Tovar
Derek Tovar

I also live in California, San Diego in fact...and I can say... Nu uh haha

Pauly McTaggart
Pauly McTaggart

I just like to play games and don't care who sells the most consoles. The winner is the gamers. I own all consoles from last 30 years btw.

Miguel Chacon
Miguel Chacon

Over here where I live I cannot find a ps4 at the major retailers. I can find a plethora of xbones. This is where I live and I live about 30 minutes from the cities, so I am not in some back woods middle of no where area. I sure wish they had loads of ps4's, but sadly I have to wait one to two weeks. Bleh..

blurwake
blurwake

As a gamestop employee, let me assure you that, its because sony ps4s are in such high demand, they are sold out online before they make it into stores 9 times out of 10