Microsoft Corp. this week said the Xbox 360 ranked as the top-selling game hardware in U.S. Jan. sales figures.

The Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the month in figures provided by NPD Group Inc.

The ranking marks the 13th consecutive month the Xbox 360 has ranked as the No. 1 hardware in the states.

In addition, the hardware held 49 percent share of total next-generation console sales. Total retail sales in Xbox product totaled $301 million in Jan.

Microsoft in Jan. said the Xbox 360 has sold 66 million units globally. In addition, it has sold 18 million Kinect sensors and holds 40 million Xbox Live members.

For 2011, the Xbox 360 held 49 percent of video game consumer spending with $6.7 billion, with $2.1 billion in hardware sales and $4.6 billion in games and accessories sales.

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