Top 10 Best Selling Games of January 2015 (USA)

What were the Top 10 best selling games in January 2015 in the United States?

The newest NPD numbers are in, and so are the top lists of the highest selling game systems and games for last month in America.

Here is the full Top 10 of January 2015:

    1. Dying Light (PS4, Xbox One, PC; Warner Bros.)
    2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC; Activision Blizzard)**
    3. Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3; Take-Two Interactive)**
    4. Minecraft (360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4; Microsoft)
    5. NBA 2K15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC; Take-Two Interactive)**
    6. Super Smash Bros. (Wii U, 3DS; Nintendo) — Wii U sales 1.4 million (retail + digital) & 3DS sales 2.1 million (retail + digital)
    7. Far Cry 4 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC; Ubisoft)**
    8. Madden NFL 15 (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3; Electronic Arts)
    9. Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3; Activision Blizzard)
    10. FIFA 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, Wii, Vita, 3DS; Electronic Arts)

** Includes: CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware. Physical retail copies only.

Here’s the Dying Light “Run Boy Run” extended TV commercial…

System Sales in January 2015:

    1. PlayStation 4 — Returns to the #1 spot
    2. Xbox One — Sales around 140.000 for the month
    3. Nintendo Wii U — Sales around 63.700 for the month
    4. Nintendo 3DS — The New Nintendo 3DS XL was not yet released
    5. Xbox 360
    6. PlayStation 3
    7. PlayStation Vita

Note: Only the first three spots are confirmed. The rest are estimates, no complete hard sales data was released for the month.

Check out the “This is for the players” PS4 launch trailer…

Analysis of the game and hardware sales numbers:

Although NPD doesn’t by far track all digital sales, retail still gives a good impression of last month’s best selling video games.

To quote NPD industry analyst Liam Callahan…

About video games he said:

“In January 2015, Dying Light had the highest first month of sales for new IP in the survival-horror genre, exceeding the previous record, The Evil Within, which launched in October 2014.”

About hardware he said:

“Hardware sales declined by 23 percent as sales cooled off after the holiday season. Eighth generation console hardware sales were down by 22 percent while seventh generation console hardware sales decreased by 35 percent.”

PS: That lame high five gif at the top of the page is from the upcoming PS4 horror game Until Dawn. It makes me laugh every time it replays, campy game characters can be so entertaining in unintentional ways. 😆

Credits: NeoGAF

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