Xbox 360 top selling US console for 26th consecutive month

Even with all of the recent talk about next generation consoles, Microsoft continues to top the sales charts for its nearly eight year old Xbox 360 console in the US. The company announced Thursday that, according to data from the NPD Group, 302,000 units of the Xbox 360 console were sold in the US in February 2013. That's the 26th straight month that the console has outsold all current generation consoles.

Microsoft added that the total number of money spent on Xbox 360 related items (hardware, software and accessories) also exceeded all other consoles in the US but did not give an exact number for February 2013. Microsoft sold 426,000 consoles in February 2012, and at the time it said it had revenues of $383 million for Xbox 360 related items.

It was not good news for the overall games industry for February. GamesIndustry International reports that US video game sales came in at $810 million for February 2013, down 25 percent from February 2012.  EA's Dead Space 3 was the number one best selling game in the US last month, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Crysis 3, NBA 2K13, and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

Nintendo's Wii U console apparently did better in February than it did in January, where it reportedly sold just 57,000 units. The NPD Group said that the Wii U saw an sales increase of over 40 percent last month but did not give a specific figure.

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