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NPD Sales Results for January 2016

Overall:

January retail game sales are down 4% year over year.

Hardware was down 15% year over year.

Retail game sales were down 10% year over year.



Software:

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  3. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  5. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  6. Minecraft (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  7. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  8. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  9. Lego Marvel Avengers (PS4, Xbox One, 360, Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Vita)
  10. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)

Hardware:

PS4: Best selling platform, up year over year.


Other Information:

“Thanks to our fans and partners for making PlayStation 4 the top-selling platform and software sales leader in January, according to NPD,” a Sony spokesperson said in a statement provided to GamesBeat. “PS4 also saw impressive year-over-year growth in both hardware and software sales. We appreciate the support and will continue to deliver on our promise to bring the best entertainment experiences to gamers.”

http://venturebeat.com/2016/02/11/january-2016-npd-xbox-one-ps4/
 

hawk2025

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Was Dying Light out in January or February last year?

Surprised at the Lego rankings. Typically it sells best on older consoles, no? Maybe the transition to the new generation is damn near done.
 

bananafactory

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Unsurprising month

PS4 top console

Games with hardware bundles for one platform sold better individually than the other.

FIFA Madden GTAV and Minecraft.

January is zzzzzz
 

Mpl90

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Quoting myself from the prediction thread

I was expecting Lego to be higher.
Not surprised to see Lego performing better on PS4 and One, it was the same on Amazon. Wondering how sales will look in the next months: Lego Jurassic Park saw big changes in the SKU between first and second month.
 

Ridley327

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Lego did alright.
I dunno about that. It was the sole big new release for the month, and it came underneath eight games that have been out for months, even years. It might have legs, but it's not an encouraging placing.
 

Vena

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To repeat from last thread (these are assumed/guesses):

20% growth would put PS4 right at X360's third year January.

X1 seemingly is not even touching the PS3's third year January.

WiiU forgot a zero in its other pants in its attempt to reach the Wii's third year January.
Also, though relative, isn't LEGO low? Its was the only big release on the month and its barely in the Top 10.
 

RyudBoy

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So, Sony has that marketing deal with COD now, but is still selling better on XB1?

Interesting.