NPD January ’11- Xbox 360 highest selling, Black Ops takes lead

Posted By | On 18th, Feb. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @Shubhankar2508


The NPD figures for the month of January are out, and according to these reports, January saw a decline of 5% in PC games, non PC games, accessories and hardware, going down from grossing $1.22 billion to $1.16 billion.

The hardware market saw the biggest drop, falling 8% to $324 million. The only console know till now to not have seen a decline in sales was the Xbox 360, which, according to Microsoft’s reports, sold a 381,000 units, reporting a 15% year-on-year increase. Neither Nintendo nor Sony have released any figures yet.

However, the accessory sales saw a rise of 6%, going from from $222.8 million to $235.1 million year-over-year. PlayStation Move and Kinect sales were included.

Software sales saw a drop too- they dropped to $603.1 million, going 6% down from $644.9 million last year. Call of Duty: Black Ops was the highest selling game, followed by Just Dance 2, Dead Space 2 and LittleBigPlanet 2.

Here are the full charts:

January ’11 Software Sales Grossings
Total retail sales:
$1.16 billion (-5%)
Non-PC hardware: $324.0 million (-8%)
Total software: $603.1 million (-6%)
Non-PC software: $576.0 million (-5%)
Accessories: $235.1 million (+6%)

Top 10 Highest Selling Games- Jan ’11:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, WII, NDS, PC) – Activision
2. Just Dance 2 (WII) – Ubisoft
3. Dead Space 2 (360, PS3, PC) – Electronic Arts
4. Little Big Planet 2 (PS3) – Sony
5. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (WII, 360, PS3) – Majesco
6. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PSP, WII, PS2, PC) – Take-Two Interactive
7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (360, PS3) – Ubisoft
8. Dance Central (360) – MTV Games
9. Michael Jackson The Experience (WII, DS, PSP) – Ubisoft
10. DC Universe Online (PS3, PC) – Sony

Thanks, GameSpot!


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