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Xbox 360 continues to dominate in US, Vita sells well

The latest sales figures for the month of February have arrive from NPD, showing Xbox 360 continuing to dominate hardware sales in the US.

Towards the end of last month, Sony launched the PS Vita, although this didn’t stop Microsoft’s machine from selling an estimated 426,000 units. To be fair, Sony also made a splash, selling an estimated 360,000 units, while the PS Vita came in at around 225,000 which isn’t a bad start.

NPD analyst Anita Frazier noted how well PS Vita affected hardware sales for the month, which overall were up year on year.

“Overall, hardware unit sales increased by 62 percent over January without the Vita included. Including PS Vita sales, that increase is 87 percent,” she said.

On the software side, no Vita title made the top 10, although Twisted Metal for PS3 did make an appearance at number nine.

Software 01. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)** Activision Blizzzard 02. Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3, 360)** Square Enix Inc. 03. UFC Undisputed 3 (360, PS3) THQ 04. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (360, PS3, PC) Electronic Arts 05. Just Dance 3 (Wii, 360, PS3) Ubisoft 06. NBA 2K12 (360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PC, PS2) Take 2 Interactive 07. Soul Calibur V (360, PS3)** Namco Bandai Games 08. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)** Bethesda Softworks 09. Twisted Metal 2012 (PS3) Sony – 221K 10. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)** Electronic Arts

Since NPD don’t release hardware  figures, those below come via NeoGaf which offer a rough estimate of sales based on percentages revealed in the press releases of each company against past sales.

Hardware Xbox 360 – 426K (-20.4%) PlayStation 3 – 360K (-11%) Nintendo 3DS – 262K Nintendo Wii – 228K (-50%) PlayStation Vita – 225K Nintendo DS – 135K

Thanks, NeoGaf.


Edited On 09 Mar, 2012

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