A Majesco Game Was Amongst January’s Best-Sellers

By Ishaan . February 17, 2011 . 4:58pm

Ubisoft must be rather happy, with three of January’s top-ten best-sellers in North America coming from them. Two of these were dance games, and there were a total of three dance titles in the top-ten chart overall.


While Just Dance 2 clung onto its #2 position from December, Michael Jackson: The Experience dropped a notch from #8 to #9. Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, which appeared in the top-ten for November but was kicked off in December, made its return at #4.


Sony, too, must be quite pleased, with both LittleBigPlanet 2 and DC Universe Online charting in January’s top-ten. Interestingly, Majesco, too, had a top-ten contender in the form of Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (pictured above).


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Call of Duty: Black Ops PS3, 360, PC, Wii, DS Activision Blizzard
02. Just Dance 2 Wii Ubisoft
03. Dead Space 2 PS3, 360, PC Electronic Arts
04. LittleBigPlanet 2 PS3 Sony
05. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party PS3, 360, Wii Majesco
06. NBA 2K11 PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, PS2 Take Two
07. Assassin’s  Creed: Brotherhood PS3, 360 Ubisoft
08. Dance Central 360 MTV Games
09. Michael Jackson: The Experience Wii, PSP, DS Ubisoft
10. DC Universe Online PS3, PC Sony

  • Woot a PS3 exclusive finally charted to such a high position, a testament to the outstanding experience that LBP2 brings. Wow I didnt know DC Universe Online was that epic as well and people still dont have the Black Ops?!

    The Wii releases are interesting, I guess its the number one go to source for dancing and motion experiences, the Epic Mickey, Epic Yarn, and Donkey Kong Country Returns are just, hm, absent….

  • Pichi

    Very glad for LBP2. Hope it has legs. Surprised to see Kirby and DK gone, but I’m sure they are in the top 20.

    • Yea I was actually really surprised as well that both Kirby & DK (and to an extent Epic Mickey) didn’t chart at all in the top 10 considering they sold really well in there first months. Pretty sure they are in the top 20 easily but then again those games are selling great internationally as well so I don’t think Nintendo is to worried honestly.

  • 01. Call of Duty: Black Ops* (360, PS3, WII, NDS, PC) Activision Blizzard
    02. Just Dance 2 (WII) Ubisoft
    03. Dead Space 2* (360, PS3, PC) Electronic Arts -452K
    04. Little Big Planet 2* (PS3) Sony – 353K 353K
    05. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (WII, 360, PS3) Majesco
    06. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PSP, WII, PS2, PC) Take 2 Interactive
    07. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood* (360, PS3) Ubisoft
    08. Dance Central (360) MTV Games
    09. Michael Jackson The Experience* (WII, DS, PSP) Ubisoft
    10. DC Universe Online: The Next Legend Is You* (PS3, PC) Sony – 195K

    Dead Space 2 on two consoles. Not even half a million.
    LBP2 did about what the first one did. So in other words it’s not going to fly off the shelves. Until Sony make it a greatest hits just like the first one.
    Over all these are not good numbers for the industry.

    • Well DC Universe Online was SOE fastest selling game ever, so I doubt they think the numbers are not good. AC: Brotherhood, well they said it sold less than ACII but the profit margin is better so Ubisoft is probably happy. LBP2 well it sold more than 120K more units than its predecessor did in its first month of release so it is doing good.

      What would “good numbers” for the industry be, every game selling in excess of 1.5mln units in January, the month after the Christmas holiday?!? Shouldnt we look to overall monetary value from software sales to gauge that instead of looking at the top 10 selling games?

      • Tom_Phoenix

        “What would “good numbers” for the industry be, every game selling in excess of 1.5mln units in January, the month after the Christmas holiday?!?”

        How about a year-over-year increase in hardware and software sales compared to January last year? Nobody expects January figures to match or even exceed the ones from the Holiday season, but surely previous January sales aren’t too stiff of a competition?

    • Wouldn’t say Dead Space 2 did bad at all considering the original sold much less then the sequel has in its first month. Looks like the Dead Space franchise will be sticking around if it continues to do well in sales.

      • Yeah I agree and Dead Space 2 was just available for I think for just 4 days in this reporting period as well…

  • epy

    I’m in despair! The current state of the gaming industry has left me in despair!

  • HarryHodd

    Yay for LBP!

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