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NPD: Nintendo Tops January Console Sales Charts; Left 4 Dead Beats Call of Duty

Nintendo continued its steady reign over the industry in January, taking the top three slots on the US console software charts with Wii Fit, Wii Play and Mario Kart Wii.

In the hardware sector, the Wii and Nintendo DS easily lead the field. Microsoft's Xbox 360 claimed a 3:2 margin over Sony's PlayStation 3, while the PlayStation 2 still managed another 100,000 sales.

The industry as a whole performed well despite the economic recession, boasting a 13% bump in total revenue over January 2008.

Let's get down to the numbers. The January 2009 software sales:

  1. Wii Fit (Nintendo, Wii) - 777,000 units
  2. Wii Play (Nintendo, Wii) - 415,000 units
  3. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii) - 292,000 units
  4. Left 4 Dead (Valve, Xbox 360) - 243,000 units
  5. Call of Duty: World at War (Treyarch, Xbox 360) - 235,000 units
  6. Skate 2 (EA Black Box, Xbox 360) - 199,000 units
  7. Guitar Hero: World Tour (Neversoft, Wii) - 155,000 units
  8. New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo, NDS) - 135,000 units
  9. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo, NDS) - 132,000 units
  10. Lord of the Rings: Conquest (Pandemic, Xbox 360) - 113,000 units
Hardware sales follow:
  1. Wii - 679,000
  2. Nintendo DS - 510,000
  3. Xbox 360 - 309,000
  4. PlayStation 3 - 203,000
  5. PSP - 172,000
  6. PlayStation 2 - 101,000