Just prior to November U.S. sales data from NPD Group, Microsoft said Thursday that Xbox 360 sales during the month were 836K, up from October’s 371K.
Microsoft said the holiday sales registered "the biggest Black Friday and most successful November in its history."
Citing NPD data, the company said Xbox 360 outsold rival PS3 2:1 during the month.
Total Xbox 360 software sales were $408 million. Xbox 360 exclusive Gears of War 2 sold 1.6 million units during the month, ranking as the top piece of software for November in the U.S.
The Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: World at War came in at number two, while Left 4 Dead for the console was number eight.
Fable II, launched in October, sold 184K, bringing life-to-date sales to 974K units in the U.S., according to NPD and Microsoft internal data.
Microsoft said Xbox 360’s software attach rate stands at 8.1 games per console.