Nintendo, Call of Duty 4 dominate January sales in U.S.


The latest numbers from the NPD Group are in, meaning we can have a look at who did the best in the U.S. during the month of January.

With 274,000 Wii’s sold, Nintendo came out on top once again. Sony followed closely with 269,000 PS3’s and Microsoft came in third with 230,000 Xbox 360’s sold. Microsoft’s Jeff Bell recently said their January sales numbers may be down a little because the company apparently didn’t expect the post-holiday demand to be as strong as it was. As a result, the 360 is “literally out of stock in many stores”. Bell said they’re expecting lower sales in February as well.

As for January’s software sales, the Xbox 360 version of Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was the top-selling game for a single console with 330,900 copies sold. Second and third spots are both populated by Wii games – Wii Play and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, which sold 298,100 and 239,600 copies respectively.

All hardware and software sales combined, the January totals were 1.18 billion dollars.