Xbox 360 US sales hit 302,000 in February

Microsoft reveals its home console was top performer last month.

Microsoft sold 302,000 Xbox 360 units in the United States during February, the company announced today, citing data from research firm NPD Group.

The Xbox 360 has been the top-selling platform in the US for 26 straight months now, Microsoft said.

Sony and Nintendo have not announced sales data for the PlayStation 3 and Wii U, respectively. If they do, that information will be included in this report.

The Xbox 360's days may be numbered, as Microsoft is rumored to announce its next-generation platform next month and release it by the end of the year.

Additionally, the NPD Group will release its full February US sales report later today. Check back with GameSpot for a breakdown of the full findings.

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charlieholmes
charlieholmes

I don't care what it launches with if you can't have the option to play off-line. Won't be getting it rather I'll be getting a PS4.

Bayonetta2013
Bayonetta2013

Am I the only one surprised at these figures? I never really paid attention, but 300,000+ sold? In one month?! Jesus.

rann89
rann89

Xbox has been the top-selling console for 26 months, but both the Wii and PS3 have outsold the Xbox. So obviously the 360 is going to be outselling a month-to-month basis if everyone already has the other two. I'm not even going to go into how many of those 360 customers are repeat customers because they had to buy a second (or third, or fourth) console.

bdixon76
bdixon76

I feel sorry for people who buy these and do not realize the next gens are coming out.....

therealneoturk
therealneoturk

man sony fanboys are sooooo insecure. i have a ps3 and its a ps1/ps2 classic  netflix hulu vessel in the bedroom. but since i bought a vita that shit collects dust unless i want to play ni no kuni (persona 4 and random ff games on the go)... my xbox is in the living room on the biggest tv in the house for a reason mainly because most of friends have xbox's hence why i am mainly on my xbox. im not dishing on sony just giving my pov on why it is what it is in my household. no need for the crying or defending any console tooth and nail its makes you look like 45 year old mouthbreathing neck beard having basement dwellers. but since im here i am upset i bought and wii u since nothing worthwhile (imo) is out on it yet and zombie u was a huge letdown 

IMDLEGEND
IMDLEGEND

I have both the Xbox and PS3, I love both systems, but my Xbox gets far more use.    I've had my Xbox since 2008,  with no issues for replacement as of yet.     On the other hand,  my PS3 is on its way out (it freezes up every now and then).     I've had it since 2007,  so that's not too bad I guess.   I need a bigger capacity hard drive at this point anyway.      It would be nice if the next xbox is 100% BC.   The main significance of the sales #'s is that Xbox 360 is whooping the sales of Wii U.

senjutsu
senjutsu

I suppose I understand, most of my friends had more than one xbox 360, for numerous reasons (#1 is broken ones). The PS3 also breaks (like mine did, got replaced), but only me in all of my friends had to replace it, so I suppose it's far less often. I'd like to see how people are buying things from each stores.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Brace yourselfs... unoriginal "broken Xbox replacement" jokes are coming.

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

Anticipation for Gears. Only worthwhile exclusive until E3, and then people realize the 720

slainta
slainta

Why in Gamespot UK do I have to read about the sales in a single foreign market? Who cares what's selling more in USA, I want worldwide numbers.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

mine almost broke last night lol i guess 300k actually did break  on a serious note wii u sold 68 which is an improvment over last month 

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

If MS allow Backward Compatibility on the new Xbox, and in turn provide a migration path which allows the existing 360 base to simply upgrade they are definately on the right path.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

wow lol lot of crapboxes broke in february 

tionmedon
tionmedon

i have two 360`s gears of war collector and star wars collector.........

wezkilla
wezkilla

how do they keep selling, surely by now anyone who wants one has already got one every month they seem to sell 100k+ units, i wouldnt be surprised that in africa every child has one 

greebe55
greebe55

those sales are probably people just replacing their broken xboxs haha, i should know i am on my third xbox right now and although a great console, by far the most unreliable of the 3

JusXice
JusXice

The reason why the Xbox 360 sells so well in the US. It was meant for hardcore gamers and has a great competitive online gaming. (Which is fun) now the PS3 is not selling well in the US because it a home console that been Sony motto for years they felt comfortable with this formula for years with a great quality game and better graphics. Now if they would have grasped the social element of gaming from the start. Then Xbox 360 will be struggling. It’s not about, which system is inferior or cheap that a person opinion you have to be system analyst or an hardware engineer (To know your s$%#) to actually say that. PEOPLE choose the Xbox 360 due to great marketing and choice and feedback.

kurnlklank
kurnlklank

How is this still news? So for the last 26 months gamespot  has been reporting this a news?It would be news if it wasn't the top spot...

turnerdoc
turnerdoc

yea ill stay with 360 thks to xbox until gta comes out in 6 months. state of decay.... only for xbox live if you like zombies check this game out and youll be glad you have the box

Bayonetta2013
Bayonetta2013

@IMDLEGEND The WiiU failed IMO. I don't see the sales getting better, though I'm sure they'll bust out the hundredth Mario game here soon.

Darnasian
Darnasian

@mariokart64fan There is something called "Edit" button. This being said , nobody here come to give a fuck about the Wii U. If we wanted to know how bad the Wii U is doing , we would've been on the Wii U section of the site now.

slainta
slainta

@JusXice The reason why X360 sells better in USA it is because it is an American product and many American xbox owners are a bunch of nationalists.  Which also explains why the PS3 sells more in Europe. Being free from a nationalistic bias, we Europeans know better!! 

Albaficas
Albaficas

@JusXice sony surpassed the xbot as for online goes thx to + which is x100 better than live

better graphics,way better exclusives games ofc etc etc

there is a reason why the ps3 surpassed the xbox worldwide.

enjoy your last place buddy

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@JusXice Great marketing.  That was all there was to it really, only the hardcore fans knew what they were getting with each console otherwise.  Microsoft's strategy of ramming it down your throat worked wonders for them.

Albaficas
Albaficas

@kurnlklank cause gamespot think U.S = the world....

ps3 outsells the xbox worldwide with ease and now the xbox enjoy the last place...since then gamespot keeps saying nostop how awesome the xbox is selling in the U.S

Albaficas
Albaficas

@turnerdoc the ps3 has way better games and yearly AAA exclusives games.

every year a gaylo game a flopza game and a gears of nabs wont do it....and playstation online service + which is in every single possible way better than live

there is a reason why the xbox is in last place you know

rann89
rann89

@Darnasian @bluepuppy82 Since gaming started? Uh, no. These arguments weren't around until the current generation (360 and PS3). Just like the growing generation is stupid in everything else, they're also stupid in arguing over video game consoles.

skiggy29
skiggy29

@ Albaficas

You got a link to support your post?  I dont remember ever reading anything that said PS3 surpassed 360.???  Not too sure where you are getting the whole better graphics thing neither.  Sony completely copied xbox live and it is NOWHERE near better. Matchmaking on live is unbeatable!  Show me the link where you read PS3 surpassed xbox.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

@Albaficas Gamespot think no US...they writing what MS said and what NPD group makes public.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@rann89 I'm saying it has varelly happened since the Jasper motherboard model was implemented. Document yourself before pretending being informed.

rann89
rann89

@Darnasian @rann89 "Stupider". Lol. Prove my point. And yes, it happened, and those people were quietly ignored, or the subject was over in five minutes. You never saw entire threads dedicated to arguments. You also saw a vast majority that liked all the consoles you mentioned, and owned all the consoles you mentioned (me included). I'm sure you're speaking out of experience and not out of ignorant conjecture. 

Darnasian
Darnasian

@rann89 Oh wow! I never believed I'd see an old idiot bitching about the newer generations when it comes to gaming. Just so you know it , "genius", fanboys exist since gaming started or close to that time. Have you at least seen a fight between a Nintendo fanboy and a Sega fanboy? Have you seen old people argue what's the better console between a NES and a Master System? Or what's better between a SNES and Genesis? If not , then you lived in a fucking cave all your life. Fanboys exist since then and these kind of arguments are 20 years old and there are people , who even to this day argue and fight over the SEGA vs Nintendo subject. And all of those people are mostly old ass gamers who can't even get on with the times. So don't give me that retarded BS on how new generations become stupider and stupider when older generation can't settle a dispute after 20 fucking years. "they're also stupid in arguing over video game consoles." Just like your generation was back then , right? You're not a very smart guy and I advise you to stop talking trash about newer generation when you're clearly worse than them and you're also bad informed.