FUD Zilla cites the latest console sale numbers from NPD Group and reports that the Xbox 360 was the leader in February with 422,000 units sold.
The February console sales numbers from the NPD Group are out for the U.S. and surprisingly, it proclaims the Xbox 360 the leader in February sales with 422,000 consoles sold, which beats the Wii in second place with only 397,900 sold. The PlayStation 3 finished in third with only 360,100 consoles sold. The news is good for Microsoft, as recently some analysts have claimed that the Xbox 360 sales had stalled and the PlayStation 3 was gaining momentum that would carry it to an eventual victory over both the Xbox 360 and Wii.
While the Xbox 360 has won a round in February, and the sales of the Wii have dropped off, it is unclear exactly what impact the sales numbers tell as far as predicting the future of console sales. The win by the Xbox 360 was powered by the impact significant software releases as well as some promotions that were run by retailers discounting the console. The win by Microsoft is only its first of the New Year and only the second time that the Xbox 360 has bested the Wii in sales. With the win for February, Microsoft has added 90,000 consoles to its overall sales total since the first of the year.