Top-10 Best Selling Games in the US During January 2017

Resident Evil 7 comes out on top despite releasing late in the month.


The NPD Group today released its monthly sales report for the United States during January 2017, including the list of the month's best-selling games in terms of dollar sales.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare fell to the No. 2 spot, with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard coming out on top. That's an impressive accomplishment given this NPD report only covers January 1-29, giving it only five days on store shelves. The only other new January release to make the top 10 was Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue at No. 6.

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As it did last month, we've again gotten a breakdown of the top sellers on a per-platform basis. Most notably, the PS4's top 10 doesn't include two of the month's big exclusives, Yakuza 0 and Gravity Rush 2. (An absence of digital sales data for those two and late releases in the month might explain their absence, although they are more niche titles to begin with.) Tales of Berseria, a new PS4-only RPG, did make it to the No. 9 spot.

Overall, total industry spend was down four percent year-over-year to $611 million. However, software sales were up 14 percent to $313 million, which NPD analyst Sam Naji attributes largely to Resident Evil 7. Naji also notes, "The last time Capcom had the best-selling game of the month (in dollar sales) was in March 2009 with Resident Evil 5."

Last month, we received the NPD's report for December 2016 and the year overall. Infinite Warfare topped both of those lists.

We learned last week that the PS4 outsold Xbox One in the US during January. Microsoft noted at the time that, Xbox One was the only console with year-over-year growth, though not enough to help it reach the No. 1 spot. The NPD added today that the PS4's top-selling model was the Uncharted 4 PS4 Slim bundle, while the third-best selling console during the month was the NES Classic Edition (which remains supply-constrained).

You can see all of the lists NPD shared below. Keep in mind, these lists are ranked in terms of dollar sales and combine physical sales with digital sales from select publishers (notable absences include Nintendo and in the US. Games marked with an asterisk are those that don't include digital sales.

January 2017 Top 10 Games

  1. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Battlefield 1
  5. NBA 2K17
  6. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  7. Madden NFL 17
  8. Watch Dogs 2
  9. Overwatch (no sales)
  10. FIFA 17

January 2017 Top 10 PS4 Games

  1. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  2. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  3. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Battlefield 1
  6. NBA 2K17
  7. Madden NFL 17
  8. Watch Dogs 2
  9. Tales of Berseria
  10. Final Fantasy XV

January 2017 Top 10 Xbox One Games

  1. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  3. Battlefield 1
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. NBA 2K17
  6. Madden NFL 17
  7. Overwatch
  8. Watch Dogs 2
  9. Titanfall 2
  10. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

January 2017 Top 10 Wii U Games

  1. Minecraft*
  2. Paper Mario: Color Splash*
  3. Super Smash Bros.*
  4. Pokken Tournament*
  5. New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U*
  6. Super Mario Maker*
  7. Super Mario 3D World*
  8. Splatoon*
  9. Yoshi's Wooly World*
  10. Just Dance 2017*

January 2017 Top 10 Portable Games

  1. Pokemon: Sun*
  2. Pokemon: Moon*
  3. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King*
  4. Super Mario Maker*
  5. Super Smash Bros.*
  6. Mario Kart 7*
  7. Mario Party: Star Rush*
  8. Kirby: Planet Robobot*
  9. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon*
  10. Animal Crossing: New Leaf*

12 Months Rolling Through January 2017

These are the best-selling games (again, in terms of dollar sales) for the 12 months rolling through the end of January 2017

  1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  2. Battlefield 1
  3. Tom Clancy's The Division
  4. NBA 2K17
  5. Madden NFL 17
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Overwatch (no sales)
  8. FIFA 17
  9. Final Fantasy XV
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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