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Xbox 360 marks 25 straight months atop U.S. market

Xbox 360 marks 25 straight months atop U.S. marketMicrosoft’s Xbox 360 was the top-selling console in January in the USA, marking its twenty fifth straight month atop the U.S. console market, based on statistics launched this afternoon by the NPD market analysis agency. The corporate completed forward of the PlayStation 3, Wii and Wii U.

Xbox 360 bought 281,000 models for the month, which was really up from 270,000 models in January 2012, a uncommon enhance in a declining console market. Nevertheless, this January was technically a five-week month for retailers, vs. the four-week January 2012, creating extra time for gross sales.

Microsoft’s Xbox enterprise benefited partially from substantial redemption of present playing cards after Christmas, mentioned Xbox spokesman David Dennis. Sony and Nintendo didn’t launch particular numbers for his or her January console gross sales, however Microsoft mentioned Xbox 360 maintained a 44 % share of the market for current-generation consoles.

Though Microsoft has led the U.S. market for greater than two years now, Sony’s PlayStation franchise, together with gross sales of the PS3 and PS2, finished 2012 back atop the worldwide console market.

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