Xbox 360 continues to lead US hardware sales

Microsoft's box has now been the best-selling home console for 15 straight months

Xbox 360 continued to top US console hardware sales in March.


Microsoft sold 371,000 units last month, a total which ensured it became the "best-selling [home] console system for the last 15 [months], and the best-selling hardware platform overall for the past 8 months", according to NPD analyst Anita Frazier.

She added: "Hardware really slowed down this month and all systems saw a unit sales decline versus last March, and on an average sales per week basis, versus February 2012. That said, the high definition console systems fared better than many other hardware platforms."

Sony and Nintendo didn't offer any sales figures, but we'll add them later it they're reported elsewhere.

Dan Race, director of corporate communications at PlayStation's US arm, said in a data-free statement: "Nearly two months after hitting the North American market, the PS Vita ecosystem continues to grow with impressive hardware, software, and peripherals sales among big-box retailers, smaller retail shops and digital.

"We are seeing strong digital downloads across the board, including full digital-only purchases and extremely high conversion rates for digital demos to full game purchases with titles such as Unit 13, which showcases PS Vita's unique 3G and shooter capabilities.

"We look forward to furthering the PS Vita momentum with upcoming blockbuster titles like Mortal Kombat and Resistance: Burning Skies, and apps including Skype."

Mass Effect 3 was the best-selling game in the US in March, ending Modern Warfare 3's four month run at the top.