On Thursday and Friday, the NPD Group released their sales figures for video game consoles and entertainment units, and the Xbox 360 was at the top. This marks the 30th consecutive month that the Xbox 360 has been at the top, and remains the best-selling console in the US.
The Xbox 360 is the king of consoles in the US according to the report, with an estimate 140,000 units sold. The large sales numbers of the Xbox 360 in the US, shows that consumers are desiring the Xbox 360 more and more, and aren’t afraid of a potential hurdle once the Xbox One launches later this year.
Highlights of NPD Report
The highlights of the NPD group report included that the total retail spend for the Xbox 360 platform, which includes games, hardware, and accessories topped $197 million. This is a huge retail number for both Microsoft and its partners, and shows that consumers desire the Xbox 360 along with its current game lineup and accessories.
Top Games For June 2013 on Xbox 360
The report by NPD Group showed the top games for June 2013 included: “Minecraft,” “NBA 2K13,” “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” “Deadpool,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” “Grand Theft Auto IV” and “Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.” The games highlighted 7 of the top 10 console game tiles for June 2013.
Pre-order Sales Trending Ahead of Xbox One
The report also indicated that the Xbox One pre-order sales are tracking ahead of the Xbox 360 pre-orders. The report stated that sales numbers are trending ahead of the Xbox 360 console, and shows consumers are desiring the next generation console from Microsoft.
As this report from NPD Group shows, the Xbox 360 is still the number one console in the US. The sales numbers are strong, the game demand is stronger than ever before, and consumers are desiring the Xbox 360 in large numbers. In addition, the Xbox One is also showing that the $499 price isn’t scaring away consumers with the larger price point. As the Xbox One is being shown off at Comic-Con this weekend, it is slowly rolling out to the general public for viewing, and will be a hit later this year.