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NPD: Xbox 360 maintains sales lead in March

updated 08:25 pm EDT, Thu April 14, 2011

Total spending on platform said to reach $457M

Microsoft's Xbox 360 has maintained its leading position in console sales for March, continuing a trend that traces back through the holidays, according to numbers published by research firm NPD Group. The company is said to have sold 433,000 units in March, exceeding the January sales numbers by more than 50,000 units.

Xbox 360 console sales are reportedly up 28 percent year-over-year, marking the most significant growth among leading game consoles.

Total retail spending on the platform is also said to have reached $457 million, holding a lead over the Wii and PlayStation. For the recent month, four of the ten most popular game titles -- Homefront, Dragon Age II, Crysis 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops -- all were tied to Microsoft's console.

The research group expects the strong performance to continue through the year, though Nintendo is rumored to be slashing the price of its Wii consoles while it readies a significant upgrade to its hardware. [via Major Nelson]



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