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    Statistics to Start the 2010 Year!!



    Quote Originally Posted by arstechnica
    January 2010 didn't beat January 2009 in consumer gaming spending, with hardware sales down 21 percent, and software sales down 12 percent. Peripheral sales, however, are up two percent! Let's grab onto that tiny bit of good news and allow it to float us to safety.

    January was an overall calm month for game sales, with no major surprises. The Nintendo Wii and DS sold the best, and Nintendo put the most software on the top ten list. Microsoft rallied after coming in behind the PlayStation 3 in December, soundly beating Sony's system last month. Let's take a look at the numbers.

    Nintendo

    As always, Nintendo leads the way. The Nintendo Wii was the best-selling system in January with 465,800 units sold, and the Nintendo DS took second place with 422,200 sold. People will surely maintain that the Wii is both a fad and completely unplayed after purchase because they know a guy who doesn't touch his Wii. Let's just get that out of the way and move on.

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii took the number one slot in software with 656,700 sold. Wii Fit came in third place with 555,700 units sold, Mario Kart and Wii Sports Resort came in fifth and sixth place with 310,900 and 297,600 sold respectively. Just Dance from Ubisoft came in ninth place with 191,900 sold. Nintendo took the top two spots in hardware, and five of the top top spots in software sold, four of which were first-party games

    The printing presses continue to churn out the cash.

    Microsoft

    Microsoft is holding its X10 event in San Francisco as we speak, and the news of big-name games and final release dates is giving the Xbox 360 a good amount of buzz; our coverage is coming tomorrow. In January, the Xbox 360 sold 332,800 systems to come in at third place.

    The sublime Mass Effect 2 was in second place on the software chart with 572,100 units sold—and that's in just a few days, considering its January 26 release date. Modern Warfare 2 came in at fourth place with 326,700 sold, proving the game has some legs in the market. Army of Two: The 40th Day was at eighth place, and Darksiders was number 10 with 246,500 and 171,200 sold.

    All in all, a good showing from Microsoft. The third place spot was taken back from Sony, and four 360 titles made the top ten list.

    Sony

    276,900 PlayStation 3s were sold in January, along with 100,100 PlayStation Portables and 41,600 PlayStation 2s. Activision Blizzard noted on its earnings call that the PlayStation 2 was a diminishing market, and future rhythm games won't be ported to the system. Expect more publishers to follow suit as the market shifts towards the PlayStation 3 as the dominant Sony platform.

    Modern Warfare 2 was the only game on the PlayStation 3 to make it onto the top of the software charts, in seventh place with 259,000 units sold.

    In conclusion

    Nintendo remains the company to beat, and the same games continue to sell in large numbers. Modern Warfare 2 continues to do well, with a few new games popping onto the list. Mass Effect 2 sold very well in a very short timeframe; it wouldn't be surprising to see the game in the top ten for February, as well.
    (arstechnica)
    The main think is who will be the next game Giant or will Nintendo continue to lead it....!!!

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