Xbox One continues most successful launch in Xbox history

The wait is over and “Titanfall” has arrived to broad critical acclaim. Since it launched on Tuesday, the Xbox community has been out in force playing “Titanfall” on Xbox Live. “Titanfall” is landing throughout Europe this week and the Xbox team has been celebrating with thousands of fans at launch events around the world and with hundreds of thousands of fans via the broadcast on Twitch.

February NPD Group figures released Thursday showed that Xbox One continues selling at a record-breaking pace with 258,000 units sold in the U.S. in the month of February, surpassing Xbox 360 sales by over 61 percent at the same point in time.

Also, Xbox 360 continues to grow its install base, with 114,000 units sold in February in its 100th month on the market in the U.S., more than any other seventh-generation console. The growing fan base for Xbox 360 will have their opportunity to play “Titanfall” — which released this week for Xbox One — when it launches on Xbox 360 on March 25.

With Xbox One and Xbox 360 combined, the Xbox platform sold more hardware than any other home console platform and held 43 percent of the home console market share in the U.S.

Highlights from February 2014 NPD include:

• Xbox One continues to see impressive software sales with an average of 2.75 games sold per console.

• Xbox One sold 772,000 games in February and Xbox 360 sold 2.46 million, totaling 48 percent of the total software market share (Xbox 360 and Xbox One combined).

• During the month of February, Xbox One and Xbox 360 both held five of the top 10 spots on the generation-eight and generation-seven console game lists in the U.S. respectively. Xbox One top titles in the generation-eight console game title list in the U.S. include: “NBA 2K14,” “Battlefield 4,” “Thief,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts” and “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.” Xbox 360 top titles in the generation-seven console game title list in the U.S. include: “NBA 2K14,” “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Fable Anniversary,” “Grand Theft Auto V,” “Minecraft” and “The LEGO Movie Videogame.”

It’s been a big month for Xbox One, with the launch of a significant system update with improved matchmaking, party chat and friends features that make gaming on Xbox One an experience like no other, and the launch of Twitch and “Titanfall.” Xbox One is available in 13 markets around the world, with many more coming this year.

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Steve Clarke
Microsoft News Center Staff