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Xbox 360 continues to dominate the US market

by Bill Hess on December 7, 2012

Microsoft and the Xbox 360 continue to dominate the US market, as the company takes top sales in November for the 23rd consecutive month.  The company sold 1.26 million Xbox 360 console in the region for the month of November, where consumers flocked to the device during Black Friday shopping sales.

The aging console is holding up well against Sony and Nintendo, who had decent sales in November as well.  Nintendo sold slightly more hardware overall, with 1.75 million units across its Wii, Wii U, DS and 3DS product lines. As usual Sony did not reveal its monthly numbers, but Black Friday sales data was trending lower than Microsoft in reports from the company.

Overall, the games industry seems to be struggling still at retail.  November saw another year over year decline in terms of total sales by 11%.  Of course, the big winner in November was Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II.  With popular games like Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed III, and Just Dance 4 trailing markedly behind the perennial juggernaut.

Liam Callahan of NPD summarized this months video game sales data upon its release:

“Despite an overall retail video game decline of 11 percent, November had the smallest year-over-year decrease we have seen for dollar and unit sales so far this year.  This is a sign of momentum going into the December holiday period.”

Keep in mind, NPD numbers only account for retail spending in North America.

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  • Allen

    Why don’t you just STFU and tell us when it changes. How about some decent PS3 n Vita reviews, how about monthly updates of free PS+ content. How about more details about free exclusive PS content? You seem so happy writting 300 Halo 4 articles, repeating same old US sales shi& each month and only reviewing kinect or now wii u stuff. Not once have I seen a vita review or article laying out features n compatible vita/ps3 features n games.

    Just trying to give u new content ideas. This site is so hit n miss lately

    • FlopStation 3

      This site sucks because it says Microsoft sold more consoles! Bwahahahahaha, that’s not going to ever change so you might as well pack your bags suckers and leave the internet forever.

      I saw a PS Vita review on here the other day for Pershitty 4.

      But I say don’t waste your time on Vita, its a train wreck and the PS3, judging by the sales numbers it looks like no one cares about it either. Site should just focus more on Xbox and PC with some Nintendo news for the ladies.

      PlayStation will eventually die off anyway, so why waste so much time on it?

      • Underworld

        You’re such a fool. No one cares about PS3? PS3 is just slighty behind 360 in sales. That’s with one less year on market, and no rrod problem.

        Some fanboys are retards.

      • Allen

        Where’s the COD and Assassins creed 3 Vita reviews. Dude both those games are awesome.

        COD on the go with the decent graphics and great gameplay, no other hand held has ever been as fun for me.

      • The Future of Sega

        I love it when you talk dirty. :-)

        • The Future of Sega

          I ALSO love it when he talks dirty! I just had a wank over his abusive comment.

    • Bruised Negro

      I wouldn’t be surprised if you get banned for voicing your opinion.


      • William Schwartz

        You slipped.

  • djmagnumb

    I’m so sick of this ‘console wars’ bullsh*t. I play 360 and could care less who has sold more consoles in the US or wherever the hell else. I just wanna play some fu*in games. I’m ready as sh*t for next gen so some new IP’s can start being announced. I want some new material YIATCH!!!.

  • meow

    I can’t be the only one who doesnt give a shit about these articles.

    • DM

      LOL yet you click on the article AND comment. ha!

  • Lol@all3n

    Do sales even matter anymore? 7 years deep?

    • Allen

      Agreed. They all already proved to be successful consoles. Historically comparing units sold, on many lists 360, Wii & PS3 are in the top 5 best selling in history. That’s pretty cool


    R.I.P ps3

  • That one guy

    If the articles are not appreciated it is as simple as reading another. I read most articles anyways.

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