Software sales were down in the U.S. for the month of January. Software dollar trends in January 2014 were down 25% as compared to January 2013, the NPD Group said this afternoon.
This is primarily due to the slide in performance of titles that were released this past November and December, which decreased 36%. (Or 20%, when you take into account that January 2013 was a 5-week tracking period, and Jan. 2014 was four weeks.)
Here are the top-ten sellers for January 2014 in the U.S.:
|01.||Call of Duty: Ghosts||360, PS3, XBO, PS4, Wii U, PC||Activision Blizzard|
|02.||NBA 2K14||PS4, 360, XBO, PS3, PC||Take 2|
|03.||Battlefield 4||PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC||Electronic Arts|
|04.||Assassin’s Creed IV||360, PS4, XBO, PS3, NWU, PC||Ubisoft|
|05.||Grand Theft Auto V||360, PS3||Take 2|
|06.||Madden NFL 25||PS4, XBO, 360, PS3||Electronic Arts|
|08.||FIFA 14||PS4, XBO, PS3, 360, PSV||Electronic Arts|
|09.||LEGO Marvel Super Heroes||360, XBO, PS3, PS4, 3DS, NWU, PSV, PC||Warner Bros.|
|10.||Tomb Raider||PS4, XBO, 360, PS3||Square Enix|
Tracking period: Jan 5th – Feb 1st (2014)
Additionally, January 2013 saw strong launches such as DmC Devil May Cry and Ni no Kuni, and titles of this calibre were missing from January 2014.