When it comes to gaming consoles, we have the big three – Microsoft’s Xbox 360, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo’s Wii U. Each console comes with games exclusive to their platform, like Halo for the Xbox 360, God of War for the PS3, and Mario titles on the Wii U, which means that it’s hard to say which console is the “best” since it really boils down to personal preference. However in a recent announcement by Microsoft, the Redmond company has revealed that at least for the US market, the Xbox 360 has managed to hold 56% of total console sales in October, securing the Xbox 360’s position as the leading console in the US for the 22nd consecutive month.
· Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units in October, more units than any other console, and held 56 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. This marks the 20th consecutive month that Xbox 360 has held more than a 40 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S.
· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in October (hardware, software and accessories) reached $315 million. Consumers spent more on Xbox 360 products in October than they spent on the other two current-generation consoles combined.
· During the month of October, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 U.S. console game titles including: “NBA 2K13,” “Medal of Honor Warfighter,” “Resident Evil 6,” Dishonored,” “Madden NFL 13” and “Borderlands 2”
Like we said earlier, it really comes down to personal preferences when it’s about consoles and games, but what do you guys think? Are you an Xbox 360 gamer or are you the remainder 44% who bought a PlayStation 3 or Wii/Wii U?
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