The month of March was a very important month for Microsoft and the Xbox One, as the latest update and games hit the platform. On Thursday, Microsoft announced via the NPD Results released, that Titanfall became the number one selling game with Xbox One sales eclipsing 5 million units.
The Xbox One numbers released by Microsoft show a 60 percent improvement over the same period of the Xbox 360 sales in that same period. New usage records, a ton of users playing games, and utilizing the new features on the Xbox One, made March a great month for Microsoft.
March Microsoft Highlights
In the NPD Group report, Microsoft sold 311,000 units of the Xbox One, which put it 60 percent above where the Xbox 360 stood at the same time of its release. Microsoft additionally sold 111,000 units in March, and still shows that the console is selling well. This makes over 400,000 units in March which Microsoft can be proud of.
The Xbox One according to Microsoft showed an average of 2.9 games sold per console, which proves that people are buying games along with their Xbox Ones when they purchase it. This helps the overall sale price of the unit and sales, and also helps retailers both offline and online in the bottom line.
Microsoft Leads Gaming In March
Microsoft still leads the gaming industry with 4.1 million games sold in March, which covers the Xbox One and Xbox 360, which marks a 49 percent mark of the software market share. The combined numbers show that both consoles are generating huge game sales, which show that the public loves Microsoft gaming.
Microsoft also has 6 of the top 10 titles for the Xbox 360. Those include: “Minecraft,” “Dark Souls II,” “The Lego Movie Video Game,” “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “South Park: The Stick of Truth.”. Microsoft also has four of the top 10 titles for the Xbox One, those include: “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes,” “ Titanfall.”
This is great news for Microsoft and the Xbox One. Microsoft is the leader in gaming and these results show it.