SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it sold 262,000 Xbox 360 game consoles in the United States in March, regaining its lead over Sony Corp’s PlayStation 3 as supply constraints eased.
“We said as our supply issue lifted that we’d be back in the game,” said Microsoft spokesman David Dennis. “For the most part we’re in good supply throughout the retail channel. There are still pockets of shortage, but for most part you can go into a store and find an Xbox 360.”
Microsoft cited data from market research firm NPD, which is due to release fuller monthly video game sales figures later Thursday.
Reporting by Scott Hillis; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe