For a second straight year (24 consecutive months), Microsoft's Xbox 360 entertainment and gaming console held the title for being the best-selling console in the United States, selling 1.4 million units in just the month of December 2012. This data comes from the NPD Group.
The Xbox 360 even held seven of the top ten console game titles. Games such as "Halo 4," "Assassin’s Creed III," "Just Dance 4," "NBA 2K13," "Far Cry 3," "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" and "Madden NFL 13," were all popular titles on the Xbox console, for the month of December. In fact, the Xbox 360 generated more than $1.27 billion dollars in retail spending, which includes games, consoles, and accessories just for the month of December. Microsoft expects the new year to be even better for the entertainment and gaming console with new offerings.
Recently, it was revealed that Microsoft had acquired app-maker Id8 Group R2 Studios, Inc. The company is headed by Sling Media founder Blake Krikorian, who will be joining Microsoft as part of the deal. The Xbox division of Microsoft will obviously reap the benefits of this purchase and only time will tell exactly what we will see from this new acquisition.