Microsoft has unlocked a new achievement for the month of December – revealing that the company sold 908,000 Xbox One units in December of 2013, making it the number one selling console in the United States. On top of that, the Xbox 360 came in at third place with 643,000 units sold for the month.
“We’re grateful for the excitement and support of our fans – many purchasing their next Xbox console and many joining the Xbox family for the first time. Our journey is just starting, with more innovation, games and entertainment coming in 2014 and far beyond,” Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi stated in an official blog post. He is the corporate vice president of marketing, strategy and business for Xbox.
According to data from NPD for the month of December, 2013, total combined retail spending on the Xbox platform – which includes the Xbox One and Xbox 360 – totaled $1.39 billion dollars. This figure accounted for 50% of the combined software, hardware, and accessories spend in the United States.
The Xbox One also held six of the top ten next-gen console games, including “Battlefield 4,” “Forza Motorsport 5,” “Dead Rising 3,” “Ryse: Son of Rome,” “Madden NFL 25” and “Call of Duty: Ghosts.” The Xbox One and Xbox 360 saw a combined hardware market share of 46% in the United States. In fact, both consoles saw a 10% year over year growth when compared to data from December 2012.Further reading: Microsoft, Xbox One