NPD Report for January 2016: Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Reigns Supreme
Grand Theft Auto 5 surprisingly in second place.
It was a relatively light month for releases in the United States for January 2016 and a result, many of the same heavy hitters from last year continued to stay in the NPD’s top 10 best selling games list.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was in the number one spot followed by Grand Theft Auto 5, which is second place despite having first released in September 2013. NBA 2K16 was third followed by Star Wars Battlefront and Fallout 4. Minecraft continues to have a strong influence in the charts at sixth place followed by Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege and Madden NFL 16. FIFA 16 is in tenth place for the month.
LEGO Marvel Avengers is the newest entry and debuted in ninth place. Overall physical sales for software were $212.7 million which showed a 10 percent decline from the same month last year. At the time, Dying Light was the biggest new release which had “239 percent more sales” than LEGO Marvel Avengers according to NPD analyst Liam Callahan.