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.
|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.