The Xbox 360 has enjoyed its best ever US sales month in December, according to the latest NPD sales data released. PS3's total sales for November-December are just 1.74 million compared to Xbox 360's 3.27 million.
Although the DS was the highest selling system of the month, the 360 recorded its best ever figures, shifting 1.9 million units, and was the only console to see a year-on-year sales increase. Impressive figures, considering it ran out of stock before the end of the month.
NPD also revealed the US top 10 for the entire year, with Black Ops coming out on top, just as it did in the UK. Here's how the chasing pack measured up:
Here is the latest Xbox 360 LIVE Activity for the week of August 30, 2010 This includes Xbox Live and our own 360-HQ Xbox Live statistics combined.
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The above arcade list is based on full versions purchased.
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EA has made a controversial decision -- it will lock players who buy used copies out of online multiplayer matches. They will only offer a 7 day trial.
Electronic Arts is the king of the sports game market with hot upcoming titles including NCAA Football 11, NHL 11, Madden NFL 11, NBA 11, FIFA 11, and EA Sports MMA. Now it has made a controversial decision concerning all of those titles -- it will lock players who buy used copies out of online multiplayer.
"Online services, features and bonus content" will all be covered by a one time code, that won't work for the new purchaser. EA describes, "You will be unable to play multiplayer online game modes or use your downloaded content in online game modes."
Used purchasers do gain access to a 7 day trial, but they will have to purchase a $10 pass if they want to continue to play online.