The Xbox 360 has started 2012 just like it finished up 2011 – in front of the pack across the U.S. Console Market.

According to the Official Microsoft Blog January 2012 looked like this:

Xbox 360 sold more than 270,000 units in January, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. This marks the thirteenth straight month Xbox 360 was the top-selling console in the U.S.

Holding a 49 percent share of current-generation console sales, total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in January (hardware, software and accessories) reached $301 million, the most for any console in the U.S. This marks the eleventh consecutive month Xbox 360 has held more than 40 percent of the current-generation console market share.

During the month of January, Xbox 360 held five of the top 10 U.S. console game titles, including: “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3,” “Battlefield 3,” “NBA 2K12” and “Just Dance 3.”

One other little tidbit that was announced last week – the Xbox 360 was the number one selling console worldwide last year.  Much of that is attributed to the Kinect for Xbox 360 device, a new dashboard update and lots more entertainment options on the console.

You know there used to be a time the Xbox was a black hole for losing cash – not so much anymore – now it is a black hole for raking the cash in!