TechHive: Microsoft's Xbox One topped U.S. console sales in December

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Jan 17th 2014, 20:13, by Mark Hachman

Before it introduced the Xbox One, Microsoft's Xbox 360 topped the U.S. sales charts for 32 straight months. In December, Microsoft returned to its winning ways, as its Xbox One console outsold all others. 

In both October and November, Sony had managed to usurp Microsoft: the PlayStation 3 topped the charts in October, as Microsoft customers began cutting back on purchases. In November, Sony's PlayStation 4 rode the launch wave to become the most popular console in America in terms of sales. But that also left just nine days (as the Xbox One was launched on Nov. 22) for Microsoft to catch up; the company sold 909,132 Ones during that time. 

Surprisingly, Microsoft actually sold fewer Ones during December than those nine days in November:  908,000 units, according to NPD data that Microsoft released. But that was good enough to boost Microsoft to the top of the U.S. console market once again.

Additionally, Microsoft sold 643,000 Xbox 360 consoles during the same month, giving the company a 46 percent combined market share across both consoles for the month, Microsoft said. 

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