Final Fantasy XIII-2 Was One Of February’s Best-Sellers In North America


January’s sales data for North America didn’t include Final Fantasy XIII-2 because the game released at the very end of the month, after the tracking period for January had already ended. Instead, we see XIII-2 in the software sales chart for February. Square Enix’s RPG took the #2 spot, although #1 still belongs to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.


Soulcalibur V made it into the top-10 as well, at the #7 position, as did the new Twisted Metal for PlayStation 3 at #9.


The complete top-20 chart for the period covering January 29th – February 25th was as follows:


01.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3PS3, 360, Wii, PCActivision Blizzard
02.Final Fantasy XIII-2PS3, 360Square Enix
03.UFC Undisputed 3PS3, 360,THQ
04.Kingdoms of Amalur: ReckoningPS3, 360, PCElectronic Arts
05.Just Dance 3PS3, 360, WiiUbisoft
06.NBA 2K12PS3, 360, Wii, PC, PSP, PS2Take Two
07.Soul Calibur VPS3, Xbox 360Namco Bandai
08.The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimPS3, 360, PCBethesda Softworks
09.Twisted MetalPS3Sony
10.Battlefield 3PS3, 360, PCElectronic Arts


Food for thought:

1. While they weren’t in the top-10, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land each sold over 100,000 copies in February. They’re now at 1.85 million and 1.45 million respectively, in North America.


2. The PlayStation Vita launched on February 22nd, three days before the tracking period for Feb ended. While it isn’t in the top-10, Uncharted: Golden Abyss was present in the top-20, and was the best-selling Vita game for the month.


2. Hopefully, we’ll get to find out how Resident Evil: Revelations did at some point, too.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.