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Microsoft's Xbox Tops June U.S. Retail Home Console Sales

July 18 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. said U.S. retailers sold 140,000 Xbox 360 units in June, helping it retain the top-selling spot for game consoles for the 30th straight month.

June spending on all Xbox products, including the console, Kinect motion-sensing peripheral and software, totaled $197 million, Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said today in an e-mail, citing NPD Group Inc. data.

Sales of the console fell 46 percent compared with a year earlier, when it sold 257,000 consoles.

To contact the reporter on this story: Cliff Edwards in San Francisco at cedwards28@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Palazzo at apalazzo@bloomberg.net

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