Micrososoft's Xbox One was the top-selling console in December, but
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Overall hardware sales, including the top-selling
Gains in hardware and accessories sales offset a 17% drop in consumer spending on packaged video games, driving a 2% increase in total spending on physical game products in December to $3.28 billion, according to the NPD data.
Digital revenue now accounts for about half of all consumer spending on games. Video game rentals and spending on mobile apps, subscriptions, Facebook apps and small transactions that improves a game experience, amounted to more than $1 billion in December, NPD estimates.
Taken together, overrall spending on games — both on disc and digital — amounted to nearly $2.4 billion, NPD reports.
Take Two Interactive's "Grand Theft Auto V," set in a fictional sun-soaked city similar to Los Angeles, ranked as the top-selling game of 2013 and is close to surpassing sales of
The best-selling packaged games of 2013:
- "Grand Theft Auto V" (Take Two Interactive)
- "Call of Duty: Ghosts" (Activision Blizzard)
"Madden NFL 25"( Electronic Arts)
- "Battlefield 4" (Electronic Arts)
- "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag" (Ubisoft)
- "NBA 2K14" (Take 2 Interactive)
- "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" (Activision Blizzard)
- "Just Dance 2014" (Ubisoft)
- "Minecraft" (Microsoft)
- "Disney Infinity" (Disney Interactive Studios)