NPD: 360 sells 1.26 million and H3 is king of '07

We can finally put the guessing and speculation to rest, because the US's December NPD video game sales are here! Let's jump in head first without a helmet.

The Xbox 360 sold 1.26 million consoles (wowzaz!) in December, barely trailing the Wii's 1.35 million, but completely dominating the PS3's 797.6K. But that isn't all friends, because the December NPD brings the added benefit of recapping what 2007's total sales were as well. And in 2007, the Xbox 360 made us proud selling 4.62 million consoles, with the Wii selling 6.29 million and the PS3 only managing to move 2.56 million. It should also be noted that the 360 leads in lifetime sales with 9.15 million units. Just saying.

Onto the software side of things, last December Call of Duty 4 on the 360 took the number one spot with 1.47 million copies, while Assassin's fell into number five (893.7K), Halo 3 at number six (742.7K) and GHIII at number nine (624.6K). Sorry kids, no Rock Band. And we're very proud to say that Halo 3 is the number one selling game of all platforms in 2007, moving a respectable 4.82 million copies, just edging out Wii Play's 4.12 million.

Our heads hurt, so feel free to click towards the break and look over the complete listings of December and 2007's hardware and software sales in list form. Remember, numbers are fun!

December Hardware Sales
DS - 2.47 million
Wii - 1.35 million
Xbox 360 - 1.26 million
PS2 - 1.10 million
PSP - 1.06 million
PS3 - 797.6K

2007 Hardware Sales
DS - 8.50 million
Wii - 6.29 million
Xbox 360 - 4.62 million
PS2 - 3.97 million
PSP - 3.82 million
PS3 - 2.56 million

Lifetime Hardware Sales
PS2 - 41.12 million
DS - 17.65 million
PSP - 10.47 million
Xbox 360 - 9.15 million
Wii - 7.38 million
PS3 - 3.25 million

December Software Sales
Call of Duty 4 - 360 - 1.47 million
Super Mario Galaxy - Wii - 1.40 million
Guitar Hero III - PS2 - 1.25 million
Wii Play - Wii - 1.08 million
Assassin's Creed - 360 - 893.7K
Halo 3 - 360 - 742.7K
Brain Age 2 - DS - 659.5K
Madden 08 - PS2 - 655.2K
Guitar Hero III - 360 - 624.6K
Mario and Sonic: Olympic Games - Wii - 613.0K

2007 Software Sales
Halo 3 - 360 - 4.82 million
Wii Play - Wii - 4.12 million
Call of Duty 4 - 360 - 3.04 million
Guitar Hero III - PS2 - 2.72 million
Super Mario Galaxy - Wii - 2.52 million
Pokemon Diamond - DS - 2.48 million
Madden 08 - PS2 - 1.9 million
Guitar Hero II - PS2 - 1.89 million
Assassin's Creed - 360 - 1.87 million
Mario Party 8 - Wii - 1.82 million

This article was originally published on Joystiq.