It’s Official: Xbox One Was The # 1 Console In The U.S. For DecemberJanuary 16, 2014 No Comments
Yes, Yes!.. I know we are a Windows Phone site primarily, but time and time again we like to take a side journey to the land of the Xbox and bring you up to date with what’s current with that division of Microsoft. It just so happens that the same company that released the original Xbox all those years back, the same company that they said were “ill prepared for the market” , the same company that were “destined to flop in game consoles”, is the same company years later releasing the number one selling console in the market in the U.S.A. for December.
December NPD Group figures released today revealed Xbox One was the number one selling console in the market in the U.S., selling 908,000 units in December. Additionally, Xbox 360 continued to see strong momentum with 643,000 units sold in December, putting it in the number three spot overall, and lead for last generation hardware. 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.
What’s that Sony PS4 fans? I can barely hear you now that the truth is out..Speak up just a little :)
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).
“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,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of marketing, strategy and business for Xbox. “Our journey is just starting, with more innovation, games and entertainment coming in 2014 and far beyond.”
Just think of how the Windows Phone market will change if they put the exact level of effort into the new Windows OS as they do with the Xbox! We have just started the war ladies and gents..Victory is nigh!
Source: Xbox News Wire