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Xbox 360 Maintains Its Lead For 25th Month In A Row In U.S.


These were the top-selling games in the U.S. in January 2013, according to the NPD Group:


Rank Title System Publisher
01. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 360, PS3, Wii U, PC Activision Blizzard
02. Far Cry 3 360, PS3, PC Ubisoft
03. Just Dance 4 Wii, 360, PS3, Wii U Ubisoft
04. NBA 2K13 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC Take 2
05. Madden NFL 13 360, PS3, Wii, PSV, Wii U Electronic Arts
06. DmC Devil May Cry PS3, 360 Capcom
07. Halo 4 360 Microsoft
08. Assassin’s Creed III 360, PS3, Wii U, PC Ubisoft
09. Skylanders Giants Wii, 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U Activision Blizzard
10. FIFA Soccer 13 PS3, 360, PSV, Wii, Wii U, 3DS, PSP Electronic Arts

Reporting period: Dec. 30th, 2012 – Feb 2nd, 2013.


While it isn’t in the top-ten list, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Level 5’s role-playing game developed in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, came in at #11, according to the NPD Group. The game was released on January 22nd.


According to Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg, the Xbox 360 was the highest-selling console once again for the 25th month in a row in January. The Xbox 360 sold 281,000 units during the month.


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.