February 2013 NPD: Microsoft’s response

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March 14, 2013 by (@NE_Brian)

Microsoft has sent out its monthly response to the latest NPD report. The company highlighted strong sales of the Xbox 360 – a total of 302,000 units were sold in the US last month. Microsoft’s console garnered a 41% market share of current-gen console sales and maintained its position as the best-selling console in the country for the 26th month in a row.

For Microsoft’s full response, head past the break. The company pointed out a few additional statistics in its message.

Xbox 360 sold 302,000 units in February – marking the 26th consecutive month as the number-one selling console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, February 2013)

February 2013 NPD highlights:
· Holding 41 percent share of current-generation console sales, Xbox 360 sold 302,000 units in February, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, February 2013)

· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in February (hardware, software and accessories) was the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, February 2013)

· During the month of February, Xbox 360 held five of the top 10 console game titles including: “Crysis 3,” “Aliens: Colonial Marines,” “Dead Space 3,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” and “NBA 2K13.” (Source: NPD Group, February 2013)

This spring, Xbox 360 continues to bring incredible offerings to consumers. Available for a limited time, the new Spring Value Bundle includes a 250GB Xbox 360, wireless controller, wired headset, “Darksiders II” and “Batman: Arkham City” for $299 – showcasing the expansive reach of entertainment and gaming available on Xbox 360.

The highly anticipated “Gears of War: Judgment,” developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by Epic Games and People Can Fly, launches next week on Tuesday, March 19. The “Gears of War” series is one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history, having sold more than 19 million games worldwide, and spawning New York Times-bestselling novels, toys, collectibles, graphic novels and more.

Source: Microsoft PR

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