Microsoft won the November home console battle in the US, shifting 1.26 million units of its Xbox 360 console, which according to Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg is almost double the figure achieved by any other console.

This suggests the PS3 sold something in excess of 630,000 units, although Sony hasn't released an official figure. Meanwhile Nintendo shifted 1.75 million hardware units: 420,000 Wiis, 425,000 Wii Us, 540,000 Nintendo 3DSs and 370,000 Nintendo DSs.

Wii U's November tally came 50,000 units short of the figure achieved by the Wii back at its launch.

While Xbox 360 sales are down 25.9 per cent over November 2011, November 2012 becomes the third best month for the Xbox 360, behind 2011's 1.7 million and 2010's 1.37 million units.

According to Gamasutra, Black Ops 2 sold 7.4 million copies on its way to claiming the software top spot, although this figure represents only Xbox 360 (4.5 million) and PS3 (2.9 million). On the same platforms (but with a week of extra sales data) unit sales of earlier games in the franchise were 8.8 million Modern Warfare 3, 8 million Black Ops, and 6.1 million Modern Warfare 2.

Halo 4 charted at No.2 with 3.2 million copies, followed by Assassin's Creed 3 (2.9 million), Just Dance 4, Madden NFL 13 and Skylanders Giants. NFS Most Wanted is at No.7 with 509,000 copies sold.

Source: Press releases | NPD | GamesIndustry