March 2013 NPD: Microsoft’s response, Xbox 360 sells 261,000 units

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April 18, 2013 by (@NE_Brian)

Microsoft has issued its monthly response to the latest NPD sales results.

The Xbox 360 moved 261,000 units in the US last month, and the console held its position as the top-selling console in the country. That’s the 27th consecutive month that Microsoft’s home system has maintained its spot.

Microsoft also pointed out in its response that the amount spent on Xbox 360 at retail totaled $402 million.

You can find the company’s full NPD response below.

Xbox 360 continues to hold the number one spot in the U.S., selling more units in March than any other console; marking the 27th consecutive month as the best-selling console in the U.S.

March 2013 NPD highlights:
· Xbox 360 sold 261,000 units in March, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, March 2013)

· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in March reached $402 million, (hardware, software and accessories), the most for any console in the U.S. (Source: NPD Group, March 2013)

· During the month of March, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 console game titles including: “Bioshock Infinite,” “NBA 2K13,” “Gears of War: Judgment,” “Tomb Raider,” “The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” (Source: NPD Group, March 2013)

Entertainment experiences on Xbox LIVE continue to grow as Xbox introduced its newest app this week, Flixster. The service, available for Xbox LIVE subscribers in the U.S., is one of the most popular apps for movies, allowing users to buy and rent thousands of titles, check out local theater show times and access movie scores from Rotten Tomatoes. And, Xbox Tournaments with Virgin Gaming launched earlier this month exclusively on Xbox LIVE, bringing gamers free-to-enter gaming tournaments for popular games including “EA SPORTS™ FIFA 13,” “NBA 2K13,” “EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 13” and “EA SPORTS™ NHL® 13,” with many more titles to come.

Source: Microsoft PR