Xbox 360 sells 193,000 units in August

New figures from NPD Group rank the Xbox the top-selling console for the 20th consecutive month, according to Microsoft.

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Consumers bought 193,000 Xbox 360 consoles last month, making it the best-selling console for the 20th month in a row, according to Microsoft.

The company cites numbers from research firm The NPD Group. The units sold make up 48 percent of the U.S. market for current generation console sales. The research firm also found that consumers spent $196 million on the Xbox 360 platform, including hardware, software, and accessories.

"Consumers spent more on Xbox 360 products in August than they spent on the other two current-generation consoles combined," according to a blog post from Microsoft's Jeff Meisner.

Additionally, Xbox 360 held five of the Top 10 U.S. console game titles: Darksiders II, NCAA Football 13, Sleeping Dogs, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.