Dead Space 3 Leads February As Retail Sales Drop 30%

By Ishaan . March 14, 2013 . 4:00pm

Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 were took the #1 and #3 spots on the software sales chart for January in the U.S., according a report from the NPD Group. At #5 was Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and following it at #6 was the critically panned Aliens: Colonial Marines. Of course, without sales figures for these games, it’s hard to gauge how well any of them did.


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Dead Space 3 360, PS3, PC Electronic Arts
02. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 360, PS3, Wii U PC Activision Blizzard
03. Crysis 3 360, PS3, PC Electronic Arts
04. NBA 2K13 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC Take 2
05. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeaence PS3, 360 Konami
06. Aliens: Colonial Marines 360, PS3, PC Sega
07. Just Dance 4 Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U Ubisoft
08. Far Cry 3 360, PS3, PC Ubisoft
09. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time PS3, PSV Sony
10. Madden NFL 13 360, PS3, Wii, PSV, Wii U Electronic Arts

Reporting period: Feb 3rd – March 2nd, 2013.


Collectively, however, February launches at retail performed worse than February 2012, with units sales down 30%, according to the NPD Group’s Liam Callahan.


Meanwhile, on the hardware front, the Xbox 360 302,000 units in February, maintaining its lead in the U.S., Microsoft have announced. Additionally, total retail spend on the Xbox 360 in February was the highest of any console.


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  • DesmaX

    I feel bad for all the poor people who brought Alien: Colonial Marines

    • Juan Andrés Valencia

      The worst part is that I was actually interested on the game since 2001 (It was supposed to be a PS2 tactical shooter) and now after seeing the game and the absolutely horrendous things that Gearbox did (Basically a very elaborate Ponzi scheme) I’m glad I lost interest in buying the game since the last few previews.

    • Arrei

      I feel bad for the gaming public as a whole, with that game so high on the list.

  • The Japanese sales charts look more interesting. Nice to see Sly on there.

    • Jahred Down

      Hopefully this will convince Sony to let Sanzaru make another one.

  • Taylor Greene

    Go sly!

  • kupomogli

    I didn’t know that Activision sold Ubisoft the Call of Duty franchise. :P. J/k. Noticed the mistake. Then again, it’s easy to make a mistake when both companies release their biggest series every single year, Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty.

  • LinkofCourage

    How did Sly sneak its way into the chart..

  • Barrylocke89

    Sly popping up in the top 10 is a great surprise!

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Congrats to Sanzaru Games for giving Sly and the Gang another adventure to go on. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying what I’ve played so far!

  • Elvick

    At least Sly hit the charts.

    Sad that Aliens beat it, since I hear terrible things about the game and some shifty business with the game’s development.

  • Göran Isacson

    Wow, didn’t even expect Revengeance to BE on these charts, much less Sly Cooper. I do wonder if this is a slow month, or if these are genuinely selling well.

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