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Xbox 360 tops consoles in US in February with 302,000 sold

Xbox 360 tops consoles in US in February with 302,000 sold

Thu 14 Mar 2013 9:53pm GMT / 5:53pm EDT / 2:53pm PDT
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Microsoft's console continues its good adoption rate this late in the cycle

Many of us might be thinking about the next generation already, but consumers in the US continue to buy Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, which topped the competition in February for the 26th straight month, selling a total of 302,000 units.

Microsoft's had an incredible run in America, outselling the competition each month, and it's expected that the company will be unveiling its next-gen Xbox in the coming months (possibly as early as April). Sony, meanwhile, just held a huge press event in New York to start the buzz around PlayStation 4, which the company labelled as "the most open console ever." PS4 is confirmed to launch this upcoming holiday season, and many analysts believe Microsoft will be there as well with its new Xbox.

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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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Just FYI the best selling console every month globally is the 3DS, followed by the PS3, then the 360 in a quite distant third, so while this American success is nice, it's certainly not global.

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James Brightman Editor in Chief, GamesIndustry.biz

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@ Nicholas, right we know that, but we're also separating consoles from handhelds here.

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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd

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@ James Ah OK, fair enough. Though the 360 is still outsold by the PS3 by hefty margins globally. It's actually really interesting how divided those consoles have become. The 360 is very strong in the US (and somewhat the UK), but very week everywhere else. The PS3 is strong in Japan and Europe, but has mediocre sales in the US.

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Paul Jace Merchandiser

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I've kind of felt that the reason Microsoft has held off on announcing their next system for so long was because of how successful the 360 has become in the US. It's good for Microsoft but it means gamers have been left hanging for awhile. Hopefully they will announce their sucessor prior to E3.

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David Radd Senior Editor, IndustryGamers

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The Xbox 360 has done the best in the U.K. and U.S., though fortunately for Microsoft, those are the two biggest markets for games in the world unless I'm mistaken. The success there has probably delayed Microsoft pushing out a new console.

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