It was posted on twitter that “The @NPDgroup says #Xbox360 maintains the #1 game console spot for 13 out of last 14 months, 7 in a row”. When researched on the Microsoft blog it has just been announced that the NPD has proclaimed that the Xbox 360 is the Lead U.S console for the 7th straight Month. Here is the information straight from the blog as followed. Apparently they are on track for the biggest sales yet and with the release of gears 3 and holiday season who could blame them.
“July 2011 highlights from the NPD Group, an independent market research firm that tracks the video-game industry, include:
· Holding 45 percent of the overall current-generation console market, Xbox 360 sold 277,000 units in July, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. for 2011. This marks the fifth month Xbox 360 has held more than 40 percent of the current-generation console market share.
· Total retail spending on the Xbox 360 platform in July – including hardware, software and accessories – reached $250 million, the most for any console in the U.S.
With “Gears of War 3” launching next month and more major launches to follow during the holiday season, Microsoft expects Xbox 360 to maintain its lead throughout the year, ending 2011 as the number one console worldwide.”
All this hype and information coming out sounds good. Well what do you guys think about this? Are you ready to call Microsoft this U.S console generation’s winner? Let’s see what happens this holiday season.