NPD Crowns Xbox One Top Selling Home Console in December in the United States; 3DS Leads Overall

on January 16, 2014 6:36 PM

Microsoft just announced that according to research group NPD the Xbox One was the top selling home console in the United States in North america for the month of December, moving 908,000 units.

Xbox 360 also led the charge for last generation consoles with 643,000 units sold, placing third overall.

Together, Xbox One and Xbox 360 gained 46% of the hardware market share in the United States and showed a 10 percent year over year growth from the same month in 2012.

Corporate Vice President of Marketing Yusuf Mehdi commented:

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.

According to the report those that purchased an Xbox One also picked up an average of 2.9 games since launch, making for a definitely positive attach rate.

It’s worth mentioning that while Microsoft’s announcement  talks of “the number one selling console,” this is only related to home consoles, as Nintendo’s 3DS actually left Microsoft’s new system behind when counting portable consoles as well.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.