NPD: Xbox 360 is U.S.' #1 Game Console in September

Following the release of the massively popular Halo 3 game title, Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console managed to outsell both Sony's PlayStation 3 game console and the Nintendo Wii in September, according to the NPD Group. The 360 was acquired by two times more gamers (527.8 thousand) across the U.S compared to the previous month. Nintendo's Wii also managed to attain a new record for itself: about 501 thousand units were bought in September. Unsurprisingly, with no new releases and with anticipation of massive price-cuts, Sony's PlayStation 3 dropped to 119.4 thousand in September.

In general, the market of non-portable game consoles was up about 34% sequentially in September. In the meantime, the market of portable game consoles skyrocketed massively with 855.3 thousand game consoles sold. Nintendo sustained its leadership in the field with 495.8 thousand of Nintendo DS sold through and 75 thousand of Game Boy Advance bought by gamers in the USA. Sales of Sony PlayStation Portable also increased to 284.5 thousand of devices.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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