According to latest NPD's report, February was the biggest non-holiday month of console sales in the U.S. in the history of Xbox. For the second month in a row, Xbox 360 was the number one console, maintaining its lead in the U.S. as the top selling console in 2011.
February 2011 NPD highlights include:
- February Xbox 360 console sales were the strongest ever with 535,000 units sold, soundly beating most industry analyst forecasts.
- Xbox 360 console sales were up 27% year over year, the fastest growth of any current generation console on the market.
- Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform (hardware, software and accessories) reached $475 million, the highest among current generation consoles.
- During the month of February, four of the top ten console game titles were for Xbox 360 including Call of Duty: Black Ops, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Bulletstorm, and NBA 2K11.
Microsoft expects the momentum to continue throughout 2011 as Xbox 360 owners look forward to the arrival of Kinect-enabled Netflix and Hulu Plus, Avatar Kinect, plus a diverse catalog of new games.