Microsoft’s Xbox 360 entertainment console remains the top-selling gaming console in the United States for yet another month, marking 29 consecutive months of success for the company. This trend of dominance continues over the console’s main competitors, the Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3. With the announcement of a new Xbox 360 E, Microsoft hopes to continue this trend.
Microsoft has revealed today that the Xbox 360 has continued to dominate in the console arena. Total retail spending on the Xbox 360 for the month of May reached $149.8 million dollars in hardware, software, and accessory sales. This was the most for any console in the United States. The Xbox 360 also held seven of the top ten console game titles, including “Dead Island: Riptide,” “Injustice: Gods Among Us,” “Metro: Last Light,” NBA 2K13,” Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” “BioShock Infinite” and “Halo 4.”
Microsoft revealed the new Xbox One entertainment console on May 21st and the software giant also introduced a new Xbox 360 E console that features a sleek and stylish design that looks similar to its newer brother, the Xbox One.
Microsoft did not reveal how many Xbox 360 consoles were sold during the month of May, which is surprising since Microsoft always likes to tout how many devices were sold. Regardless, the Xbox 360 is still the number one gaming console in the market. But with Sony’s PS4 revelation, will the tides change?
Update: Microsoft sold 114,000 Xbox 360 units in the United States for the month of May of 2013. We snagged this info from Microsoft’s Larry Hryb on Twitter.Further reading: Microsoft, PS3, Wii, Xbox