Total new retail sales of hardware, software and accessories across consoles, portables and the PC were up to $1.36 billion for the month.
Although not everywhere is doing well, as the portable market has dropped 27% in year-over-year sales. That market is expected to rebound though with the launch of the 3DS later in the month.
Meanwhile, thousands of miles away, Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops topped sales of new retail software for the fourth month in a row in February, becoming the NPD's best-selling game in history.
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