Microsoft continued its American dominance in March, as the Xbox 360 came out on top for 15 consecutive months, outpacing PS3 and Wii combined. Sony’s response and more details below.
“Hardware really slowed down this month and all systems saw a unit sales decline versus last March, and on an average sales per week basis, versus February 2012. That said, the high definition console systems fared better than many other hardware platforms,” said the NPD’s Anita Frazier.
“The Xbox 360 is the best-selling console system for the last 15, and the best-selling hardware platform overall for the past 8 months.”
“Nearly two months after hitting the North American market, the PS Vita ecosystem continues to grow with impressive hardware, software, and peripherals sales among big-box retailers, smaller retail shops and digital,” said Dan Race, Sr. director of corporate communications at SCEA. “We are seeing strong digital downloads across the board, including full digital-only purchases and extremely high conversion rates for digital demos to full game purchases with titles such as Unit 13, which showcases PS Vita’s unique 3G and shooter capabilities.
We look forward to furthering the PS Vita momentum with upcoming blockbuster titles like Mortal Kombat and Resistance: Burning Skies, and apps including Skype.”
371,000 Xbox 360 units were sold in the US during the five week period ended March 31 2012, Microsoft announced. That’s more than what PS3 and Wii sold during the same period.
Nintendo hasn’t issued a response.