Xbox dominance in the U.S. will live on another month.
The latest numbers from NPD market research firm are out and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 was the top-selling console in February, marking the 26th straight month atop the U.S. console market.
There were 302,000 Xbox 360′s were sold last month. That’s up from January, when the Xbox 360 sold 281,000 units for the month.
Sony and Nintendo haven’t released specific numbers for their February console sales, but Microsoft said Xbox 360 maintained a 41 percent share of the market for current-generation consoles. Microsoft also said that total retail spend on the Xbox 360 (hardware, software, accessories) was the most for any console in the U.S.
Although Microsoft has led the U.S. market for more than two years now, Sony’s PlayStation franchise, including sales of the PS3 and PS2, finished 2012 back atop the worldwide console market. Sony unveiled features of the PlayStation 4 at a big event last month, and Microsoft is rumored to show off its next-gen console next month.
Previously on GeekWire: Xbox chief: Main rivals are Nintendo, Sony, Apple and Google … but not Valve
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