The Xbox had its best March ever last month in the United States, both in terms of devices sold and sales in dollars.
According to the latest monthly sales report from market research firm NPD Group, the Xbox surpassed its previous sales highs in March 2011 (units) and March 2014 (dollars).
The Xbox Series X / S was the best-selling console platform in both March 2022 and the first quarter in dollars, while Switch led the device sales in March and in the first three months of the year.
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Xbox Series sales in Europe were higher than PS5 sales for the first time in February, and Xbox Series X / S were the best-selling consoles in the UK in March.
While the Xbox Series X / S and PS5 have been available for nearly 18 months, both continue to suffer from storage issues due to a global chip shortage, although Microsoft’s consoles have been more readily available than Sony’s in recent months.
Last week, Xbox Games Marketing General Manager Aaron Greenberg approved figures from VGChartz suggesting that Xbox Series X / S consoles have sold 13.87 million units in 17 months, compared to 9.38 million Xbox 360 consoles at the same stage in the console life cycle.
The Xbox 360 would continue to be Microsoft’s best-selling console to date with 84 million shipped devices.
Elden Ring was the best-selling game for the second month in a row in the US in March.
After getting off to a grand start in US retail in February, From Software’s games kept the competition from the new contributions Gran Turismo 7 and Kirby and the Forgotten Land * to the top of the March charts.
The Fire Ring remains the best-selling game of 2022 so far and is now the second-best-selling game in the 12-month period ending in March 2022, and is only after Call of Duty: Vanguard in dollar sales.
Other new entries included MLB: The Show 22 at No. 4, WWE 2K22 * at No. 7, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin at No. 10, Tiny Tina’s Wonderland * at No. 11, Ghostwire Tokyo at No. 12 and Triangle strategy * at no.16.
* Digital sales are not included