Xbox One is the #1 Console in the USA for December 2014

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It seems like the holidays were just as good to Microsoft as they were for Sony, as the Xbox One made strides with a $50 price cut for the winter.

According to a blog post by Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, the Xbox One was the best selling home console in the United States:

“Xbox One became the best-selling console in the U.S. in November and December and weekly average sales during these months outpaced Xbox 360 by 50 percent at the same point in its lifecycle.”

Here are some other interesting tidbits from 2014, via Major Nelson:

  • Xbox 360 became the best-selling seventh generation console of all time in the U.S.
  • In 2014, users logged nearly 8 billion hours globally in apps across Xbox 360 and Xbox One, a
    50 percent increase from time spent in 2013.
  • Xbox One also sold more games throughout November and December in the U.S. 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.

So what do you guys think – is it worth buying an Xbox One, or do you already own one?

Brandon Orselli


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