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Xbox, PS3 see sales increase in May, software slides

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jun 2011 19:22

Xbox, PS3 see sales increase in May, software slides According to the NPD's latest figures, and a little bit of bragging from the console makers themselves, it appears the Microsoft Xbox 360 won the month of May with 270,000 units sold, a 39 percent boost year-over-year.
The PS3 sold 173,000 consoles, good for a 14 percent bump year-over-year.

Microsoft says it has now topped the list for 11 out of the last 12 months and that the console is expected to have its biggest year. ever, in 2011.

On the downside, however, software sales were down 20 percent year-over-year for the month thanks to a weak release month, comparatively. The top game, easily, was L.A. Noire, with strong sales for the 360 and PS3.

Software sales were down to their lowest point since 2006.

Total industry sales fell 14 percent YoY to $743.1 million, with hardware down 5 percent to $228.9 million and accessories down 6 percent to $114 million.

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