The NPD Group has released their hardware and software numbers for the month of January 2010, representing sales for the United States for the four week period of January 3 to January 30.

Headlines:
Mass Effect 2 gets more than a half million in first week sales
Industry trending downwards again

Industry:
Total sales: $1.17 billion (-13%)
Hardware: $353.7 million (-21%)
Software: $597.9 million (-12%)
Accessories: $217 million (+2%)

Hardware:
WII: 465.8k (116.45k per week)
NDS: 422.2k (105.55k per week)
360: 332.8k (83.2k per week)
PS3: 276.9k (69.225k per week
PSP: 100.1k (25.025k per week)
PS2: 41.6k (10.4k per week)

Year-on-Year HW Difference
Platform: 2010 - 2009: +/- : % Change
WII: 465,800 - 679,000: -213,200 : -31.4%
NDS: 422,200 - 511,000: -88,800 : -17.7%
360: 333,000 - 309,000: +24,000 : +7.8%
PS3: 277,000 - 203,000: +74,000 : +36.5%
PSP: 100,100 - 172,000: -71,900 : -41.8%
PS2: 41,600 - 101,000: -59,400 : -58.8%

Top Ten Software:
01. [WII] New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) - 11/2009 - 656.7k
02. [360] Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts) - 01/2010 - 572.1k
03. [WII] Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo) - 10/2009 - 555.7k
04. [360] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard) - 11/2009 - 326.7k
05. [WII] Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) - 04/2008 - 326.7k
06. [WII] Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) - 07/2009 - 297.6k
07. [PS3] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Blizzard) - 11/2009 - 259.0k
08. [360] Army of Two: The 40th Day (Electronic Arts) - 01/2010 - 246.5k
09. [WII] Just Dance (Ubisoft) - 11/2009 - 191.9k
10. [360] Darksiders (THQ) - 01/2010 - 171.2k

Notables:
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 combined total: 585.7k (55.8/44.2 split 360/PS3)
Console count: WII - 5, 360 - 4, PS3 - 1
Publisher count: Nintendo - 4. Activision Blizzard - 2, Electronic Arts - 2, THQ - 1, Ubisoft - 1
There were reports of Wii shortages in January

Next Month:
[PS3] Heavy Rain
[360/PS3] Bioshock 2
[360/PS3] Dante's Inferno

[December 2009 NPD]

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    Red 9 Feb 11, 10
    look, more stats no one cares for...
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      Livewire_19 Feb 11, 10
      Well, some people must care, because this article is on almost every game site.

      Most people are surprised that Army of Two was in the top 10 while Bayonetta and MAG were not, also the decline of hardware sales for all the console makers compared to last year is also of some importance.
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      Nagare Feb 12, 10
      It is interesting to see these actually. Gives you an idea of what types of games are selling the best and the general idea of how the market is...
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    Gotenks Feb 11, 10
    I always find these things interesting to read.

    Shocked that NSMBWii actually beat Mass Effect 2. I thought ME2 would be the most selling game. I even bought a copy! =(
    • 1
      AhoyOffender Feb 12, 10
      Mass Effect 2 didn't have a chance to catch up to NSMB, because the game was only on shelves for four days before NPD's January report went out. Had the games been released closer together, I believe ME2 would have dominated the charts.

      Not to mention, in those four days ME2 sold over half a million copies for the 360 alone.

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