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.

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

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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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