January NPD: PS4 overtakes Xbox One while Dying Light topples Call of Duty

In a correction to an earlier report, the PlayStation 4 has beaten the Xbox One in the month of January. What hasn't changed is that Dying Light has overtaken Kevin Spacey and crew to take the #1 software slot.


Shacknews erroneously reported earlier that Xbox One had taken the top hardware slot, however this does not appear to be the case. While the Xbox One does have record sales to hang its hat on, the PlayStation 4 has come out on top.

There weren't a lot of new software contenders to shake up the top 10 this month, but there was one that was able to finally take Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare down a peg. Despite its best efforts to take down the zombie menace, Dying Light was able to topple Activision's monolith and send it to the #2 slot, as overall software sales doubled from January of last year. The rest of the Top 10 stands mostly pat, with Grand Theft Auto V, Super Smash Bros., and NBA 2K15 continuing to hang around. Check out the full Top 10 below.

January Top 10 Games (New Physical Retail only; across all platforms incl. PC; new releases in bold)

  • Dying Light (PS4, XBO, PC)
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3)
  • Minecraft (360, PS3, XBO, PS4)
  • NBA 2K15 (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  • Super Smash Bros. (NWU, 3DS)
  • Far Cry 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
  • Madden NFL 15 (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3)
  • Destiny (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3)
  • FIFA 15 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, Wii, PSV, 3DS)
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