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Wii, PS3 Sales Fall,  Black Ops  Sells 750,000 In January
Wii, PS3 Sales Fall, Black Ops Sells 750,000 In January
February 18, 2011 | By Kyle Orland

February 18, 2011 | By Kyle Orland
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New information trickling out from NPD's monthly game industry report shows sales of both Wii and PS3 hardware declining in January, with the month's top-selling Call of Duty: Black Ops reaching 750,000 sales for the month.

Wedbush Morgan Analyst Michael Pachter told Computer and Video Games that NPD reported 319,000 Wii units sold in January, down 31 percent from the same month in 2010. The PS3 reportedly sold 267,000 units in the month, down 3 percent year-over-year.

Yesterday, Microsoft revealed its Xbox 360 was the only home console to see a year-over-year hardware sales increase in January, with 381,000 units sold representing a 14.4 percent increase over January 2010.

Overall, 10 percent fewer home consoles were sold in January 2011 than the year before, though the distribution of those sales means revenue from hardware sales was only down 4 percent from 2010.

Meanwhile, research notes from Wedbush and Piper Jaffray confirm sales of 750,000 units for January's top-selling Call of Duty: Black Ops, besting last January's top seller, New Super Mario Bros. Wii by roughly 100,000 units

Third-selling Dead Space 2 sold 441,000 units, according to Jaffray, while fifth-selling Zumba Fitness sold "over 300,000" units according to Wedbush.

Outside of the top 10, Jaffray said THQ's uDraw Studio and tablet bundle sold only 26,000 units for the month, this after shipping 1.2 million units to retailers in the last two months of 2010.

Wedbush reports 22 games sold over 100,000 new retail units for the month, beating 18 such titles last January. Despite this increase, overall software revenues for the month were down five percent from 2010.


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Adam Piotuch
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New portables should show an increase in consumer spending starting at the end of next month.

Jonathan Lindemann
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Nice to see Dead Space 2 doing well. It's a great game.


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