January 2015 Video Game Sales Results

The NPD Group has released its retail report for the month of January. While software sales were up year-over-year in January, hardware sales were down 23%. Overall, total industry sales were down 5% to $625.7 million. PlayStation 4 ended Xbox One’s two-month win streak as the best selling platform, and remains the cumulative leader. Xbox One had its best January ever and more game sales per console than any other platform, while sales of Wii U hardware and software increased by nearly 30% and 45%, respectively, over the same month last year.

In January 2015, Dying Light had the highest first month of sales for new IP in the survival-horror genre, exceeding the previous record, The Evil Within, which launched in October 2014.

The top selling games of January were as follows:

1. Dying Light
2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
3. Grand Theft Auto V
4. Minecraft
5. NBA 2K15
6. Super Smash Bros.
7. Far Cry 4
8. Madden NFL 15
9. Destiny
10. FIFA 15

Note: The NPD Group does not track digital game sales, only physical game sales.

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