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Microsoft: Xbox One Top-Selling Console in December

16 Jan, 2014 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Microsoft Jan. 16 said the Xbox One was the top revenue-generating video game console in December, with 908,000 units sold, citing new data from The NPD Group. Additionally, Xbox 360 continued to resonate with gamers, with 643,000 units sold in December, putting it in the No. 3 spot overall — tops for previous-generation hardware.

The Xbox One, which was launched Nov. 21 with a Blu-ray Disc drive for $499 SRP, sold 3 million units through the end of the year.

Together, Xbox One and Xbox 360 held 46% of the hardware market share in the U.S. and showed a 10% year over year growth from December 2012.

Total combined retail spending on the Xbox platform (Xbox One and Xbox 360) in December reached $1.39 billion — 50% of the combined software, hardware and accessories spend in the U.S., according to NPD.

During December, Xbox One held six of the top 10 spots on the new-generation console game title list: Battlefield 4, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse: Son of Rome, Madden NFL 25 and Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Microsoft said U.S. consumers are purchasing an average of 2.9 Xbox One games per console since launch.

About the Author: Erik Gruenwedel

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