January Software NPDs: Call of Duty 4 Continues to Dominate
Much unlike the hardware NPDs for January, the software numbers aren’t at all surprising. While seeing Call of Duty 4 continue to rock the charts at #1 for the third straight month, with the PlayStation 3 version also making an appearance at #8. Other than that, it was a pretty standard month – Wii Play sold lots, as did Guitar Hero III and Rock Band, and of course a Mario trifecta of Mario Galaxy, Mario Party, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.
January 2008 Software Sales
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360) – 330,900
- Wii Play w/ Remote (Wii) – 298,100
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Wii) – 239,600
- Rock Band (Xbox 360) – 183,800
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Xbox 360) – 182,700
- Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) – 172,000
- Burnout Paradise (Xbox 360) – 144,100
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PlayStation 3) – 140,000
- Mario Party DS (Nintendo DS) – 138,500
- Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo DS) – 133,000
Burnout Paradise did fairly well with just over 144k given that it only had a little over a week to sell; the same goes for Mario & Sonic. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin likely suffered from that release period, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see it make it into the top ten next month.
Activision seems poised to have another huge year (even though the fiscal year isn’t even up), and that Vivendi merger still isn’t complete. That must be scary for other publishers.