Xbox 360 sold 302,000 units in February, marking its 26th consecutive month as the number-one selling console in the U.S., according to data released today by The NPD Group.

February highlights from The NPD Group include:

· Holding 41 percent share of current-generation console sales, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S.

· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in February (hardware, software and accessories) was the most for any console in the U.S.

· During the month of February, Xbox 360 held five of the top 10 console game titles including: “Crysis 3,” “Aliens: Colonial Marines,” “Dead Space 3,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” and “NBA 2K13.”

This spring, Xbox 360 continues to bring new offerings to consumers. Available for a limited time, the new Spring Value Bundle includes a 250GB Xbox 360, wireless controller, wired headset, “Darksiders II” and “Batman: Arkham City” for $299.

The highly anticipated “Gears of War: Judgment,” developed exclusively for Xbox 360 by Epic Games and People Can Fly, launches on March 19. The “Gears of War” series – one of the most popular franchises in Xbox history – has sold more than 19 million games worldwide, spawning New York Times-bestselling novels, toys, collectibles and graphic novels.

Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog