PlayStation 4 may have stolen the headlines in February, but the PlayStation 3 proved that it’s still got the staying power to carry Sony into the next generation. GamesIndustry.biz has revealed that the manufacturer’s current flagship console sold 263,000 units in North America last month – enough to make it the second best selling platform in the region.

As reported by the NPD earlier today, the Xbox 360 led the charge in its home territory with sales in the region of 302,000 units. Nintendo’s recently released Wii U improved, but was still some way behind with 66,000 units sold during the same period. PlayStation Vita numbers are still being kept under wraps, but the console’s thought to have trumped its tally in January by 30 per cent.

Dead Space 3 topped the software charts for the month, selling 605,000 units across multiple platforms. The first entry in the series secured around 500,000 units during its launch month, but figures for its sequel aren’t readily available. At the time, publisher EA said that Dead Space 2 was outselling its predecessor by two to one, but it failed to specify regions.

[via gamesindustry.biz, joystiq.com]