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NPD: February video game sales down 20 percent in US, Xbox 360 still best-selling console

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Video game sales are down again in February, with a 20 percent drop compared to the same time last year.

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February historically isn't a huge month for video game sales, but numbers from market research group NPD show that sales in the US have fallen 20 percent compared to 2011. Overall sales in February totalled some $1.06 billion, a drop from the $1.33 billion in hardware and software sold during the same time last year. This comes after January also saw a drop in 2012, with 38 percent less sales than in 2011. The Xbox 360 once again lead the way for console sales moving 426,000 units, and according to Microsoft this makes the 360 the best-selling console for 14 straight months. Meanwhile, on the software side, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 topped the charts, followed by Final Fantasy XIII-2 and UFC Undisputed 3. No Vita games managed to crack the top 10, which shouldn't be too surprising considering the handheld wasn't released until late February. However, the NPD says that the best selling game on the new platform was Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and it did manage to reach the top 20 in overall sales.