Microsoft is rumoured to have signed deals with two additional manufacturers to make Xbox 360s. The claim follows reports that sales of the console have dropped in the US.
Recently published figures from market watcher NPD show that Microsoft only sold 254,600 consoles through retail outlets in the US during February. Major rival Sony sold 280,000 PS3 consoles, while Nintendo shifted 351,800 Wiis.
To date, the Xbox 360 has outsold the PS3 in the US on a monthly basis. Microsoft blamed the reversal on a temporary supply shortage caused by high demand.