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Xbox 360 keeps U.S. streak alive, gears up for next ‘Gears’

Xbox 360 keeps U.S. streak alive, gears up for next ‘Gears’Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was as soon as once more the best-selling recreation console within the U.S. in August, according to NPD Group data cited by the company. That makes 14 out of 15 months that the Redmond firm’s recreation console has topped Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii in unit gross sales within the nation.

And this month guarantees to be large for the Xbox 360, as effectively, with the launch of the unique “Gears of War 3” slated for Sept. 20. The sport had already attracted 1.3 million pre-orders as of the end of last month. Whereas lots of these come from individuals who already personal the Xbox 360, the discharge of blockbuster video games usually drives extra gross sales of console {hardware}, too.

In the meantime, Nintendo reviews a big increase in unit sales of its 3DS handheld game machine after dropping the price from $250 to $170. The corporate bought 235,000 3DS models within the U.S. in August and 190,000 Wiis. (Microsoft bought 308,000 Xbox 360s by comparability.)

Sony didn’t launch particular numbers for the PlayStation 3 within the U.S. however said it saw “very strong sales” following a $50 value lower within the console.

NPD analyst Anita Frazier stated general business gross sales have been down in August, in comparison with the identical month final 12 months. The decline in recreation software program  gross sales was blamed largely on the truth that the newest Madden soccer recreation wasn’t launched in time to make it into NPD’s August 2011 stats, however was included within the August 2010 stats.

Listed below are the highest 10 video games for the month, through the NPD knowledge.

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