1.26 million Xbox 360 consoles sold in US in November 2012

Microsoft had a big Black Friday sales week for the Xbox 360 division, with the company announcing it sold 750,000 units in the U.S. that week.  Today, Microsoft announced that it sold 1.26 million units of the console in the U.S. during all of November 2012. This is the 23rd consecutive month the Xbox 360 console has sold more than any other current generation console in the U.S.

Gamesindustry.biz reports that gamers spent a total of $1.2 billion in the U.S. in the month of November on Xbox 360 hardware and software, more than the PS3 and the Wii combined. However, the numbers for November 2012 are still lower than what Microsoft reported for November 2011, when it said it sold a whopping 1.7 million Xbox 360 consoles in the U.S.

In terms of the overall retail games market, it was yet another month of lower sales. Gamesindustry.biz reports that, according to the NPD Group, total revenues for both game hardware and software came in at $2.55 billion for the US, an 11 percent drop compared to a year ago.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was the best-selling game in the U.S. in November, followed by Microsoft's Halo 4, Assassin's Creed III, Just Dance 4 and Madden NFL 13. Keep in mind that NPD's figures do not include sales of downloadable games.

Source: Gamesindustry.biz | Image via Microsoft

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12 Comments

aviator189 said,
7 year old machine can still ring up sales like crazy. I can only imagine the craze when the next-box launches.

The record still belongs to PS2 in that matter.

aviator189 said,
7 year old machine can still ring up sales like crazy. I can only imagine the craze when the next-box launches.

I imagine the next XBOX will be sold out quick. Why I am going to preorder it as soon as its available to do so.

aviator189 said,
7 year old machine can still ring up sales like crazy. I can only imagine the craze when the next-box launches.
ring up red rings?

Arceles said,

The record still belongs to PS2 in that matter.

NIntendo's Gamecube was weak and not innovative, Microsoft was a new player. So Sony's PS2 really dominated the market at the time.

However it also shows that succes today doesn't mean succes in the future. Microsoft better watch out. Right now the X360 sells because people want to play with their friends and most of them are on X360 as well. Those friends bought the X360 because of its superior online experience.

But now Sony is much more competitive, its free services offer much more features then Xbox Live Silver. So nextgen when early buyers are again faced with a choice they might choose differently. It is now clear that early sales are important for long-term succes. It was both the reason why the PS2 and the X360 succeeded.

Impressive. I have a PS3 that I haven't turned on in years but with Kinect, media options and new hardware I'll be very interested in the next machine...good numbers any way you slice it

I was going to the PS3 bundle but it sold out, numbers would have been 1 higher on that count if it didn't sell out. Count me among those Halo 4 owners, I think i bought like 6 games last month.

MSFT should drop the price to just 99 bucks at this point. clearly they profited and they want to destroy sony/nintendo just before they unleash the new xbox.

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