Dying Light Leads in January

During the cold harsh month of January, people wanted to cuddle up with some zombies according the NPD.

The NPD numbers indicated that Dying Light was the frontrunner in retail sales in the month of January, and it was also the only game in the top ten that was released in the month. The top ten are as follows:

  1. Dying Light (PlayStation 4. Xbox One, PC)

  2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (X1, PS4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)

  3. Grand Theft Auto V (X1, PS4, X360, PS3)

  4. Minecraft (X360, PS3, X1, PS4)

  5. NBA 2K15 (X1, PS4, X360, PS3, PC)

  6. Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS)

  7. Far Cry 4 (PS4, X1, X360, PS3, PC)

  8. Madden NFL 15 (X1, PS4, X360, PS3)

  9. Destiny (X1, PS4, X360, PS3)

  10. FIFA 15 (PS4, X1, X360, PS3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation Vita, 3DS)

 

NPD also announced that the PS4 sold more than the Xbox One in the month of January, but hardware sales as a whole is declining, with current generation consoles down 35 percent and previous generations down 22 percent.

My Opinion:

It’s not surprising that Dying Light sold so many copies (I mean, check out the review). I also expected the hardware sales to be down because of the lack of exclusives coming out and because the holiday rush wasn’t as large this time around. What did you buy this January?


Shawn Richards is MONG’s Associate Editor that studies games to understand how they work. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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