Microsoft Says U.S. Stores Sold 193,000 Xbox Players in August

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said U.S. retailers sold 193,000 Xbox video-game consoles last month, citing data from market researcher NPD Group Inc.

The sales represented 48 percent market share for current generation consoles, Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said today in an e-mailed statement. Stores sold 308,000 Xbox players in the same month a year ago, according to NPD data at the time.

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