The monthly NPD numbers for October 2012 are out and the Official Microsoft Blog is touting that once again the Xbox 360 console is top amongst gaming consoles in the United States.

– Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units in October, more units than any other console, and held 56 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. This marks the 20th consecutive month that Xbox 360 has held more than a 40 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S.

· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in October (hardware, software and accessories) reached $315 million. Consumers spent more on Xbox 360 products in October than they spent on the other two current-generation consoles combined.

· During the month of October, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 U.S. console game titles including: “NBA 2K13,” “Medal of Honor Warfighter,” “Resident Evil 6,” Dishonored,” “Madden NFL 13” and “Borderlands 2”

Of course this is all based on things that happened in October but do you know what happened this month that will no doubt make this 23 months in a row when we see the November 2012 numbers?

Halo 4 and the return of Master Chief.

Then I suspect Microsoft’s Christmas for the Xbox 3650 is going to be a good one and result in two years on top of the US console market.

What do you think?