For boys who like boys who like joysticks!


« GDC 2011: Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon and Bangai-O HD | Main | Deal: Grab Enslaved: Odyssey To The West For $14.99 »

US Console Sales Were Up In February


In a bit of news that comes as a surprise this late in the current generation's lifecycle, console sales jumped up over February in the US, according to NPD.

Hardware sales were up 10% overall, with all three home consoles seeing their numbers go up, while the only lagging sector was the handheld market, which saw a 27% drop over last year. Of course, with the 3DS so soon to hit North American shores, this comes as a surprise to no one.

Meanwhile, software sales were down, as expected. The top three games by sales were Black Ops, followed by Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and Just Dance 2.

Sales in accessories were also up, which is attributable not only to Kinect (the sales of which are breaking records), but also to points cards for download services. From the AP article:

NPD analyst Anita Frazier said points cards made up 22 percent of accessory sales in February -- about $57 million, a 52 percent increase from a year earlier.

Since these NPD numbers do not track downloaded games, yet points cards saw such a jump, it would be interesting to find out how including sales of downloaded games would alter the news on software sales.

Regardless, since this is near the end of the traditional console lifespan for the big three, and since this time of year is typically dry for console makers anyway, these numbers have to be encouraging for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

Twitter Feed

Recent Comments

GGP Mailing List

Are you gay and working in the games industry? If you are interested in networking with other folks like you within the industry, try joining the Gay Game-Industry Professionals mailing list. Click here for all the details!


The GayGamer Store

  • Help support GayGamer by purchasing your items through our store!
All rights reserved © 2006-2010 FAD Media, Inc.