By Vamien McKalin | Oct 14, 2012 09:47 AM EDT
Another month, another time for the Xbox 360 to show the PS3 and Wii who's the boss in the United States. For the 21st consecutive month, Microsoft Xbox 360 game consoles has been controlling the United States market with an iron fist, leaving the competition in the dust. Last month, the Xbox 360 managed to ship over 270,000 units alone, which represent 49% of the market, according to NPD data.
Sony and Nintendo has been struggling to keep up with Microsoft in the console space when it comes down to the U.S. market. Games like Gears of War, Halo, Forza Motorsports, and other titles have been giving the Xbox 360 the much-needed edge to keep the competition at bay.
Despite the Xbox 360 strong showing in the United States, consoles and video game sales worldwide has been decreasing month after month, which is solid proof the industry is in need of the next generation of consoles to begin rolling out of their slumber and into the hands of willing gamers.
In August, gamers spent a total of $380 million in the United States on Xbox 360 hardware and software, which is more than the PS3 and Wii combined. No doubt, that is an impressive accomplishment by Microsoft's Xbox division. This is just the kind of momentum the team needs as it slowly prepares the next generation of Xbox, the Xbox 720 (or Durango, according to some).
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