Xbox One Emerges As The Number One Selling Console In The US Market In December


NPD today released their latest game console sales numbers in the US for December. Microsoft’s Xbox One emerged as the No.1 selling console in the US market. Microsoft sold 908,000 units in December. Also, Xbox 360 continued to see sales with 643,000 units sold in December, putting it in the No.3 spot overall. Together, Xbox One and Xbox 360 held 46 percent of the hardware market share in the U.S. and showed a 10 percent year over year growth from December 2012.

December 2013 NPD highlights include:

  • Total combined retail spend on the Xbox platform (Xbox One and Xbox 360) in December reached $1.39 billion, 50 percent of the combined software, hardware and accessories spend in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, December 2013).
  • During the month of 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” (Source: NPD Group, December 2013).

Fans continue to show their excitement for new generation Xbox One games, with U.S. consumers purchasing an average of 2.9 games* per console since launch.

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Source: Xbox Wire

  • Guest

    Wow I expected at least a million units for the month of December.

    • xb1

      it also means PS4 sold less than that

      • koenshaku

        Both suffered from supply issues.

  • grs_dev

    Seriously who cares??

    I am predicting that Microsoft will have the #1 and the #2 selling console within 2 years. The Xbox One and the Xbox 360. Sony and Nintendo can fight for the 3rd spot.

    • koenshaku

      The people that don’t consider you an analyst care. Which is probably everyone that read this article heh.

      • grs_dev

        You’re entitled to your opinion. Neither machine can do 4K or 8K to my knowledge so basically both are obsolete already from a graphics angle.

        Knowing that you gotta ask yourself what should a home oriented entertainment business focus on sowing the seeds for until the march towards umpteenth K resolution reaches maturity? Claiming to be the best obsolete resolution? OR Building an experience that will carry forward regardless of what resolution the world ends up settling on eventually?

        I believe the Xbox One has a better strategy for the long run and this is a marathon not a 100 meter sprint. Gaming as we knew it in the 90s and early 2000s is dead. The new generation of gaming is mobile and more dynamic and interactive.

        Graphics are no longer the metric to measure games by. Both platforms have engines that are capable of throwing up a gazillion polygon on the screen and your eye can only detect a finite number of those.

  • fire the presstitute

    Nice slant being that the PS4 did better globally last year over xbone. Last time I checked it was global dominance that mattered.

    • Ronald Watson

      How is it a slant? It says U.S in the title.

      • fire the presstitute

        You overlook the word global. M$ and $ony are both fighting for global domination and last time I checked PS4 outsold GLOBALLY. The slant is they’re saying in the US xbone outsold PS4 so they can save face. That’s the slant. Remember there was an Amazon Facebook poll that asked whether a person was going to buy either a PS4 or XB1. They pulled the poll when they’d seen how poorly XB1 did. NPD is a global market research company releasing US figures. Yeah XB1 in the US is sexy but its not Miss Universe when it comes to global share like PS4.

        • Ronald Watson

          I know full-well about the polling. The NPD report was specific in regard what Xbox One and Xbox 360 sold which was 908k and 643k in the U.S. There isn’t really any dispute that the Xbox One is being not leading globally. But for the month of January, Microsoft was able to keep up with demand as they flooded the market. Now, whether they can keep that up in the U.S. when Sony resolves their supply constraints from launching is more than double the markets than Microsoft remains to be seen..

          As far as this article goes, I don’t see it being slant. Other sites has acknowledge that the Xbox One sell is strong in the U.S and probably beaten the PS4 but losing overall globally. Though 2nd place isn’t really loosing if you and your competitor are out doing the previous generation sales rates.

          • fire the presstitute

            Fact is PS4 outsold in November not December. The XB1 sold less than a million in December, another fact. PS4 lost December because its availability was limited due to its selling 1 million in 24 hours, fact. By December 3 Sony officially declared they sold 2.1 million PS4 consoles, fact.

            I was told by Sony Store employee in NYC that there were about 2 million PS4 consoles available on launch date. So yeah its best thought that PS4 sold its supply available.

    • koenshaku

      That is a very silly comment since NPD only collects U.S data lol

  • fire the presstitute

    Haha its a sexy numbers game of lets make an antiquated system look good if we couple its sales figures to our new platforms poor sales figures. There you go, a nice shiny turd.