February NPD: 360 up 53% year-over-year, attach rate at 8.2, says Microsoft

Friday, 20 March 2009 18:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Microsoft’s finally done its bragging about last night’s NPD release.

According to February’s results, Microsoft has a 53 percent year-over-year spike in Xbox 360 sales with the console selling 391,000 units.

The company’s said February’s 53 percent year-on-year sales spike was due to competitive pricing and available software. Rather obviously.

Metacritic scores show that 135 Xbox 360 games score 80 or higher, with PS3 games only generating higher scores on 94 titles, claimed the firm.

Third-party sales on Xbox 360 raked in $162 million in February with users owning 8.2 titles each, thus leading Microsoft to claim the “highest attach rate among current-gen consoles”. Last month, the 360 attach rate was 8.1.