Nintendo’s Wii led by a wide margin in U.S. video-game console unit sales in February, followed by the Sony’s PlayStation 3, according to data released by the NPD Group this afternoon. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 came in third among current-generation consoles for the second straight month. Here are the numbers that NPD released:
Nintendo Wii: 432,000
PlayStation 2: 352,000
PlayStation 3: 281,000
Xbox 360: 255,000
Aaron Greenberg, Xbox 360 group product manager, said the company continued to face shortages in February following strong holiday sales. He said Microsoft expects Xbox 360 supply to be improved by the time of the key “Grand Theft Auto 4” release in late April. Microsoft notes that the Xbox 360 is still the leader in overall spending on hardware, video games and accessories.
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