Xbox One wins December, price returns to $349

Xbox One had a record breaking holiday period. To celebrate, Microsoft is keeping the price $50 bucks below the PS4’s price.  The promotion is a celebration of the Xbox One’s success over the holiday period. According to Microsoft, NPD data shows the Xbox One was the best-selling console in the US December, giving it two consecutive months in that role.

Speaking of the Xbox 360, it became the best-selling seventh generation console of all time in the US as of December.

Here are a few other facts supplied by Microsoft, drawing on NPD and internal data:

  • In 2014, users logged nearly 8 billion hours globally in apps across Xbox 360 and Xbox One, a 50 % increase from time spent in 2013.
  • Xbox One also sold more games throughout November and December in the US than any other current-generation platform.
  • From November 24 to January 3, fans spent more time playing on Xbox than they ever have before, at any point in the history of Xbox.
  • In the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta alone, 18 million games have been played to date.