Xbox 360 tops US game console sales again in July 2012

Microsoft's Xbox 360 console continues to dominate US console sales, according to new data from the NPD Group. Microsoft announced today that in July 2012, it sold 203,000 Xbox 360 units in the US.

In Microsoft's blog post, it states this marks the 19th straight month that the Xbox 360 was the number one best selling game console in the US, and the 17th straight month that the Xbox 360 held more than a 40 percent share of the game console market in the US. Microsoft said that the total amount spent on Xbox 360 hardware and software in July was $218 million. However, the unit sales number for July were down for the Xbox 360 compared to July 2011, when the company said it sold 277,000 units.

Overall, retail game sales were down once again in the US. Gamesindustry.biz reports that for July, the combined sales of hardware, software and accessories were $548.4 million, down 20 percent compared to the same period a year ago.

These numbers don't take into account revenues from used game sales, along with sales from digital downloads of games, subscriptions and micro-transactions. The NPD Group estimates that if these numbers are added, the total revenues from game sales in July come out to $1.1 billion.

NCAA Football 13 was the best selling game in July, followed by Lego Batman 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Just Dance 3 and Batman: Arkham City.

Source: Microsoft blog

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