December 2012 NPD: Microsoft’s response, Xbox 360 sells 1.4 million

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January 10, 2013 by (@NE_Brian)

As usual, Microsoft has provided a monthly response to the latest batch of NPD data.

The company announced that the Xbox 360 sold 1.4 million consoles in the US last month. That’s twice the amount of the second place console. According to Microsoft, the Xbox 360 has remained the best-selling console in the US for 24 consecutive months.

Read on below for the company’s complete response.

Xbox 360 ended 2012 as the best-selling console in the U.S., selling 1.4 million units in December. Xbox 360 was the must-have gift this holiday season with more than $1.27 billion spent on Xbox 360 retail including games, consoles and accessories in December. (Source: NPD Group, December 2012)

December 2012 NPD highlights:
· Xbox 360 sold 1.4 million units in December – more than double the amount of the second place console in the U.S. in the month of December. This marks the 24th consecutive month Xbox 360 has held the number one spot in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, December 2012)

· During the month of December, Xbox 360 held seven of the top 10 console game titles including: “Halo 4,” “Assassin’s Creed III,” “Just Dance 4,” “NBA 2K13,” “Far Cry 3,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and “Madden NFL 13.” (Source: NPD Group, December 2012)

This holiday, Xbox delivered incredible value offerings paired with a strong lineup of entertainment experiences, along with exclusive blockbuster games like “Halo 4,” “Forza Horizon,” “Dance Central 3” and “Fable: The Journey,” as well as new family friendly titles such as “Kinect Nat Geo TV,” “Kinect Sesame Street TV,” and “Nike+ Kinect Training,” and third party titles like “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and “Assassin’s Creed III.”

Even though the holidays are over, consumers can still get the best all-in-one entertainment experience starting at $99 with a two-year Xbox LIVE Gold commitment at $14.99/month. The Xbox 360 Entertainment For All Plan offers access to the best entertainment experiences including TV, movies, music, and sports, plus the hottest blockbuster games – all in one package. *

We expect 2013 will be another big year for Xbox 360 and we’re eager to continue to expand and grow the offerings available on the platform.

Source: Microsoft PR

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    • Roy

      Paupercunt! Keep rooting for your nearly bankrupt company and you will lose even more than your money and soul.

  • Rendermonk

    It’s just a twisting of the facts. Those numbers and stats (ALL OF THEM) are for US only. When you take it to worldwide, the PS3 has outsold the 360 every single year except 2006 and 2009. Sony outsold Microsoft in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012!! You can’t argue with the truth. The 360 may be popular for FPS in America, but Worlwide the PS3 is the best selling console year after year after year after year after year (that’s 5 of them in case you were wondering, for the 5 of the 7 years Sony outsold M$ while both systems were on the market)

    • Shagohod

      Not in 2011 they didn’t. Good luck with those lies. That definitely suits Sony with their overhype and underdeliver. But who cares..they’re on the way out. 90% of Sony’s worth are liabilities and their credit rating is at junk level already. Nobody can crawl out of such a shithole alive.

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