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NPD: Xbox 360, Dead Space 3 reigned in February

PS Vita and Wii U sales lift

The Xbox 360 reigned supreme in North American hardware sales last month, marking its nineteenth straight victory.

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According to the February NPD Group report, hardware sales increased in February next to January figures, with the Wii U and PS Vita experiencing significant sales boosts during the period at 40 per cent and 30 per cent respectively.

Meanwhile, Dead Space 3 was the highest selling game in February, beating out Black Ops II and Crysis 3 respectively. February marks the end of a three month chart blitz for the Call of Duty franchise.

Overall industry sales continue to decline however: the $810 million generated last month amounts to a 25 per cent drop from $1.09 billion in February 2012. Hardware sales dropped 36 per cent year-on-year, while physical software sales experienced a 27 per cent drop.

Video game accessories generated $219.7 million in sales last month, a 3 per cent drop on the previous year.

February's Top 10 Games:

  • Dead Space 3
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Crysis 3
  • NBA 2k13
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Just Dance 4
  • Far Cry 3
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Madden NFL 13

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