Xbox 360 racks up two years as US’ best-selling console

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has outperformed all other home consoles for 24 consecutive months in terms of US hardware sales.

And when you take handhelds into account, Xbox 360 has been the No.1 selling hardware for 17 months running.

The latest NPD data confirms that December sales of 1.4m units once again put Xbox 360 at the top of the console rankings. It also outsold all gaming handhelds.

Microsoft said that US consumers spent $1.27m on Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories last month, according to VG247.

An NPD spokesperson said: "2012 culminates a year where Xbox 360 dominated hardware sales. Despite year-over-year declines versus last December, this was the 17th month were the Xbox 360 held the top hardware position."

Xbox 360 also benefitted from some of the best-selling titles, with its SKU of Call of Duty: Black Ops II outselling all other games in December.

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