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.
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
- New Super Mario Bros Wii (Nintendo, Wii) - 656,000 units
- Mass Effect 2* (BioWare, Xbox 360) - 572,100 units
- Wii Fit Plus* (Nintendo, Wii) - 555,7000 units
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2* (Infinity Ward, Xbox 360) - 326,700 units
- Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo, Wii) - 310,900 units
- Wii Sports Resort* (Nintendo, Wii) - 297,600 units
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2* (Infinity Ward, PS3) - 259,000 units
- Army of Two: The 40th Day (EA Montreal, Xbox 360) - 246,500 units
- Just Dance (Ubisoft, Wii) - 191,900 units
- Darksiders (Vigil, Xbox 360) - 171,200 units
U.S. Hardware Sales - January 3 through January 30, 2010
- Wii - 465,800 units
- Nintendo DS - 422,200 units
- Xbox 360 - 332,800 units
- PlayStation 3 - 276,900 units
- PSP - 100,100 units
- PlayStation 2 - 41,600 units
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