Microsoft Corp. this week said the Xbox 360 ranked as the top-selling game hardware in U.S. Aug. sales figures.

The Xbox 360 sold 193,000 units to rank as the No. 1 game hardware for the month in figures provided by NPD Group Inc.

Video game sales in Aug. fell 20 percent from one year prior to $515.6 million

Software sales fell 11 percent to $252.8 million.

Hardware sales fell 39 percent to $150.6 million from one year ago.

Microsoft in July recorded a 39 percent decline in Xbox 360 sales from the year prior to 1.1 million units in the fourth quarter. Xbox 360 hardware market share increased to 49 percent from 42 percent.

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