NPD Group: PS4, Call of Duty: Ghosts Lead January 2014 Sales

The NPD Group has released their monthly sales report for January 2014.  The PS4 managed to topple the Xbox One as the best selling hardware this month thanks to Sony manufacturing more units.  Software was led by Call of Duty: Ghosts.  In total, software sales brought in $224 million, and hardware brought in $241 million for the month of January.

The top-selling games are as follows:

  1. Call Of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
  2. NBA 2K14 (2K Games)
  3. Battlefield 4 (EA)
  4. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
  5. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
  6. Madden NFL 25 (EA)
  7. Minecraft (Microsoft)
  8. FIFA 14 (EA)
  9. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros.)
  10. Tomb Raider (Square Enix)

Tomb Raider was the only new release of January 2014 to make the list.  This isn’t all that surprising due to relatively few games launching last month.  Things may be different in February thanks to several new releases like Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Thief.  NPD Analyst Liam Callahan notes that the lack of titles like 2013s DmC: Devil May Cry and Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch contributed to a weak January.

“PS4 led overall hardware sales this month, followed by the Xbox One,” Callahan noted.  Xbox One was the top console in December 2013, but before that the PS4 was the best-selling console in November.  Nintendo has not released any numbers for the 3DS or Wii U.