Microsoft has responded to The NPD Group’s recently released May 2012 sales report on the state of the US videogame industry, highlighting the impressive dominance the Xbox 360 exerts over its console rivals in the country.
“Xbox 360 sold more units in May in the U.S. than any other console or handheld gaming device,” wrote Microsoft, “maintaining its position as the best-selling console in the U.S. for the past 17 months.”
Here are Microsoft’s highlights for the month of May 2012:
Xbox 360 sold 160,000 units, representing a 45 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. This marks the 15th 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 (hardware, software and accessories) reached $209 million, the most for any console in the U.S. and more than the spend on the other two current-generation consoles combined.
Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 U.S. console game titles including: Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Max Payne 3, Prototype 2, Sniper Elite V2, NBA 2K12 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Xbox 360 also garnered more software sales than the other two current-generation consoles combined.