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Xbox 360 tops US hardware sales in 2011

Microsoft's console finishes the year with another strong monthly performance

Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in the US last year, outselling its closest rival by more than 2.7 million units, according to NPD sales data passed along by Microsoft.

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The firm sold over 1.7 million Xbox 360 units in December to top the monthly chart too.

NPD analyst Anita Frazier said: "The Xbox 360 was the best-selling platform for the year, and the two HD platforms (360 and PS3) were the two platforms to realise a unit sales increase over last year. All other platforms declined in unit sales versus 2010."

According to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, Wii sales dropped a whopping 55 percent year-over-year.

On the software front, Modern Warfare 3, Just Dance 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim were the best-selling games in December and throughout 2011.

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