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Xbox 360 marks 26 straight months atop U.S. market

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Xbox dominance within the U.S. will dwell on one other month.

The newest numbers from NPD market analysis agency are out and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the top-selling console in February, marking the twenty sixth straight month atop the U.S. console market.

There have been 302,000 Xbox 360’s have been bought final month. That’s up from January, when the Xbox 360 bought 281,000 models for the month.

Sony and Nintendo haven’t launched particular numbers for his or her February console gross sales, however Microsoft mentioned Xbox 360 maintained a 41 p.c share of the market for current-generation consoles. Microsoft additionally mentioned that complete retail spend on the Xbox 360 ({hardware}, software program, equipment) was probably the most for any console within the U.S.

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. Sony unveiled features of the PlayStation 4 at a big event final month, and Microsoft is rumored to indicate off its next-gen console subsequent month.

Beforehand on GeekWire: Xbox chief: Main rivals are Nintendo, Sony, Apple and Google … but not Valve

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