Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Black Ops II and Xbox 360 Dominate US Charts for January
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The Xbox 360 was the best-selling console in the US in January, racking up its 18th consecutive month as the top overall  gaming platform (home consoles and handhelds) and its 25th consecutive month as the best-selling home console.

The console shifted 281,000 units last month and currently holds a 44 per cent share of "current-generation console sales", according to NPD data.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Black Ops II topped the software sales charts, seeing off competition from Far Cry 3 and Just Dance 4. Sports titles NBA 2K13 and Madden 13 placed in fourth and fifth position, with DmC: Devil May Cry earning the highest spot for a new entry at six.

Full software chart below.

Top ten best-selling software, US retail, January 2013

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PS3, 360, Wii U, PC)
  2. Far Cry 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
  3. Just Dance 4 (PS3, 360, Wii, Wii U)
  4. NBA 2K13 (PS3, 360, Wii U, Wii, PC, PSP)
  5. Madden NFL 13 (PS3, 360, Wii U, Wii, Vita)
  6. DMC Devil May Cry (PS3, 360)
  7. Halo 4 (360)
  8. Assassin's Creed 3 (PS3, 360, Wii U, PC)
  9. Skylanders Giants (PS3, 360, Wii U, Wii, 3DS)
  10. FIFA 13 (PS3, 360, Wii U, Wii, 3DS, Vita)


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Comment #1 by LickableLemons7
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 04:53:00 AM
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Wow, hey! Far Cry 3. Bit of a surprise there.

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Comment #2 by Ark_Thompson
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 04:59:44 AM
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From what I heard, Far Cry 3 being here is not a surprise. It seems to be an excellent game and I'll soon see it since I just bought it ^^. I'm surprised to see Fifa in the top 10 though. Didn't thought the american like soccer games that much (Madden is more logical at its 5th place).

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Comment #3 by Ark_Thompson
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 05:01:10 AM
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*Didn't think americans liked soccer games* Sorry for the double post but my own post gave me cancer...

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Comment #4 by thenewpeter
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 05:38:04 AM
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How do these sports games sell so well? There is so little change and they drop in price so quickly...

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Comment #5 by Hudson888
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 06:06:34 AM
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@4 People cant stand not having the most up to date roster I guess. I know I dont like it with Football Manager...

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Comment #6 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 06:16:29 AM
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I'm more surprised to see JustDance 4 so high. I suppose you don't care too much about quality if you're into Kinect titles but isn't Dance Central considered to be better all around?

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Comment #7 by adammcd09
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 06:30:32 AM
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@4 if you played them you would realise there is actually differences year to year.

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Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 06:48:44 AM
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Seriously, who is still buying all these xbox's?

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Comment #9 by Spanish Assault
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 07:07:53 AM
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How many 12 year olds are there?

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Comment #10 by BiggD
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 07:20:53 AM
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Far Cry 3. A great game, indeed.

Why and how are people still buying xbox's though is my question? They're only...6 years late.

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Comment #11 by GANZ VII
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 08:24:29 AM
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So blops 2 tops the charts? What is this fuckery?

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Comment #12 by the action frampton
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 09:21:29 AM
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Halo 4 doing well considering its the only exclusive title on the list and it been out a while now.

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Comment #13 by LeviXLush
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 09:28:10 AM
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Far Cry 3 has an amazing single player story. I'm happy to see this as second.

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Comment #14 by IFC3000
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 10:59:50 AM
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Far Cry 3 what an amazing game!!! at same time my middle finger is pointing at you Call of Duty...

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Comment #15 by STONE DEVIL
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 11:32:23 AM
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Proud to say that I'm not an owner of BO 2.

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Comment #16 by AirborneRichard
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 11:56:24 AM
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Glad to see Far Cry 3 is doing so great, on the other hand i,m supriced how many xbox360,s have been sold and also BO2, nothing against the game realy, but for a new game i expected a new engine and an improvement overall. But my geuss is that there are alot of younger kids who love playing this somehow.

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Comment #17 by Snowed
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 01:12:04 PM
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@16 What are you even talking about? You shouldn't be surprised at all about how many consoles are being shown. Even the most mediocre of analysts could have predicted it. As for BO2, you're probably the only person on the planet that thought it would get a new engine and not sell well.

Overall, fairly standard. It should be noted that the games list is not 360 - it includes every system. It says that in parentheses...So none of this is incredibly interesting or exciting.

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Comment #18 by Snowed
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 01:13:06 PM
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Oh, and for the Just Dance 4 comment: It's selling very well on the Wii. Probably most of its sales are from that console. Dance Central is considered better according to dancing fans.

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Comment #19 by DaNhStReEtCaR
Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 09:11:49 PM
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I've got COD BO2 and it so fucking crap I should just get rid of it

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