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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.


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