Microsoft sells 261,000 Xbox 360 units in US during March 2013

The Xbox 360's hardware might be over seven years old, but there's still an audience which is willing to pay for Microsoft's current generation console. Today, Microsoft announced that, for the 27th month in a row, the Xbox 360 outsold all other game consoles in the U.S.

Microsoft's press release stated that it sold 261,000 units of the Xbox 360 in March 2013 in the U.S, with a total of $402 million spent on Xbox 360 hardware, software and accessories. However, that number is down compared to the same period a year ago, when Microsoft sold 371,000 Xbox 360 units and brought in $430 million in revenue.

Overall, the retail video game industry got hit with a 10 percent overall decline in sales in March. Gamesindustry.biz reports that, according to data from the NPD Group, the industry generated a total of $992.5 million from traditional retail sales outlets.

While video game hardware sales went down 32 percent, software sales managed to go up two percent, thanks to the launch of several high profile games. BioShock Infinite was the number one best selling game in March, followed by the reboot of Tomb Raider in second place. In third was the Xbox 360 exclusive game Gears of War Judgement and fourth place went to the PS3 exclusive God of War: Ascension. Call of Duty Black Ops II, released in November, is in fifth place this month.

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Folks, here is the real reason for slumping PC sales. Everyone is busy playing their XBOX........................and Windows 8 identity crisis.

Given the fact that the next gen is around the corner? I would have waited.
Then again, I haven't turned my 360 on in months. Must be getting old....

Shiranui said,
Given the fact that the next gen is around the corner? I would have waited.
Then again, I haven't turned my 360 on in months. Must be getting old....

At todays prices, its a bargain to be an xbox gamer. Cheap consoles, Cheap games and lots of services to be had that add tons of value.

You're the one missing out.. not the people taking advantage of a healthy platform at prices that make any of us early adopters jealous.

virtorio said,
Waiting for what, an expensive new console with hardly any games?
All new consoles hardly have any games...so what? The games always have to come after...right? If they want to wait, let them wait. The Xbox only costs a couple hundred bucks. If a new system comes out, you can still buy it and you would have bought 2 consoles for the cost of a low-end PC. Not to bad considering.

Your post honestly makes no sense.

He said he would have waited. For most people waiting for a new console means over paying for new unproven hardware with a small game library, and an even smaller library of games worth playing (because most launch titles suck). If someone can afford to buy just one console they're much better off not waiting and buying the 360.