NPD Reveals January's Top Selling U.S. Games, Hardware Sales

Continuing today's smorgasbord of announcements and revelations, market research firm The NPD Group has pulled back the curtain on its monthly report, revealing January 2010's top-selling console games and hardware figures for the United States.

In all, the overall U.S. video game market was down 13%, pulling in $1.17 billion compared to January 2009's $1.34B. Across the various segments, hardware saw the biggest drop, coming in at $353.7M--down 32% over January 2009's $446.8M. nope

However, it wasn't all bad news. Though software sales were down 12%--$597.9M in January 2010 compared to $682.6M in January 2009--accessory sales grew by 2%, pulling in some $217M in January 2010 over January 2009's $211.8M.

    Top Ten U.S. Console Games - January 3 through January 30, 2010
    1. New Super Mario Bros Wii (Nintendo, Wii) - 656,000 units
    2. Mass Effect 2* (BioWare, Xbox 360) - 572,100 units
    3. Wii Fit Plus* (Nintendo, Wii) - 555,7000 units
    4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2* (Infinity Ward, Xbox 360) - 326,700 units
    5. Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii) - 310,900 units
    6. Wii Sports Resort* (Nintendo, Wii) - 297,600 units
    7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2* (Infinity Ward, PS3) - 259,000 units
    8. Army of Two: The 40th Day (EA Montreal, Xbox 360) - 246,500 units
    9. Just Dance (Ubisoft, Wii) - 191,900 units
    10. Darksiders (Vigil, Xbox 360) - 171,200 units
    (*includes CE, GOTY editions, bundles, etc. but not those bundled with hardware)

    U.S. Hardware Sales - January 3 through January 30, 2010
    1. Wii - 465,800 units
    2. Nintendo DS - 422,200 units
    3. Xbox 360 - 332,800 units
    4. PlayStation 3 - 276,900 units
    5. PSP - 100,100 units
    6. PlayStation 2 - 41,600 units