April also marked the 28th consecutive month that the Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in the U.S.
April highlights from NPD include:
· Holding 42 percent share of current-generation console sales, Xbox 360 sold 130,000 units in April, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S.
· Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in April (hardware, software and accessories) reached $208 million, the most for any console in the U.S.
· During the month of April, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 console game titles including: “NBA 2K13,” “Dead Island: Riptide,” “BioShock Infinite,” Defiance,” Injustice: Gods Among Us” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.”
Looking forward to next week, May 21 will mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment. On that day, Microsoft will hold a special press event on the Xbox Campus at 10 a.m. PT and we invite you to join us via the live global stream that will be available on Xbox LIVE, Xbox.com and Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada.
Then, at 9:30 a.m. PT on June 10, Microsoft will continue the conversation and showcase our full lineup of blockbuster games at the Xbox E3 media briefing at The Galen Center in Los Angeles. The briefing will air live on Spike TV in the U.S. and Canada and on Xbox.com and Xbox LIVE globally.
Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog