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April 2013 NPD: Microsoft responds with Xbox 360 No. 1 and next-gen Xbox reveal

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Microsoft has responded to The NPD Group’s sales report for the month of April 2013 in the US, once again able to tout the number one sales status of the Xbox 360 with 130 000 units sold, making it the top-selling home console in the country for the 28th week in a row.

Microsoft’s April 2013 NPD highlights:

  • Holding 42 percent share of current-generation console sales, Xbox 360 sold 130,000 units in April, maintaining the number-one console spot in the US
  • Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in April (hardware, software and accessories) reached $208 million, the most for any console in the US
  • During the month of April, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 console game titles including: NBA 2K13, Dead Island: Riptide, BioShock Infinite, Defiance, Injustice: Gods Among Us and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

Microsoft also reminded the world that it will be revealing the next generation Xbox on May 21st, to mark “the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment.”

Following that announcement, Microsoft will “continue the conversation” and showcase its “full line-up of blockbuster games” at the Xbox media briefing at E3 on June 10th.

What do you hope to see from Microsoft on May 21st and then on June 10th?



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