Numbers of console and games sales were released by the NPD group for the month of January 2010 today with some not so surprising results. The Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS (including the DSi SKU’s) lead the console war as they continue to dominate this generation in terms of sales. Even after their record setting Wii sales in December, the little white box with waggle controls still is flying off shelves. With that comes five of the top games being Wii titles.
The griefer’s paradise New Super Mario Bros Wii tops their charts, follwed by evergreen favorite Wii titles like Wii Fitt Plus, Mario Kart Wii and Wii Sports Resort. The only surprise on the Wii comes from the critically panned Just Dance from Ubisoft (averaging a score of 47 from Metacritic).
XBox 360 surged back in front of the PlayStation 3, no doubt with some help of their over half a million selling release of Mass Effect 2. The XBox 360’s version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 also outsold the PS3 version by a firm 65,000 units. Co-op shooter Army of Two: The 40th Day debutted on the charts in the number 8 spot, followed by the apocalyptic release of Darksiders, both the games being the XBox 360 versions.
Sony had a rough January with no exclusive title breaking the top 10 with their releases of M.A.G. and White Knight Chronicles. The PSP continues its slow but steady sales and the PlayStation 2 looks like it is finally coming to rest as the sales of the ten year old console didn’t break the 50,000 unit mark this month.
Take a look below at the full detailed numbers of January’s NPDs.
- Nintendo Wii – 465,800 units
- Nintendo DS – 422,200 units
- Xbox 360 – 332,800 units
- PlayStation 3 – 276,900 units
- PSP – 100,100 units
- PlayStation 2 – 41,600 units
- NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII – Wii – 656,700 units
- MASS EFFECT 2 – XBox 360 – 572,100 units
- WII FIT PLUS W/ BALANCE BOARD – Wii – 555,700 units
- CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 – XBox 360 – 326,700 units
- MARIO KART WII W/ WHEEL – Wii – 310,900 units
- WII SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS – Wii – 297,600 units
- CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 2 – PS3 – 259,000 units
- ARMY OF TWO: THE 40TH DAY – XBox 360 – 246,500 units
- JUST DANCE – Wii – 191,900 units
- DARKSIDERS – XBox 360 – 171,200 units