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

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

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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 Battle.net) 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 Battle.net 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 Battle.net sales)
  8. FIFA 17
  9. Final Fantasy XV
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops III

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Call of Duty...SMH so many morons in this world

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@7tizz: Well if I don't buy into the trash that is Call of Duty...yes...yes I am. I also pat myself on the back for not buying season passes, micro transactions or any free to play ever.

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@7tizz: Indeed

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@chiefwiggum16: lol its crazy. Though I might be a sucker for the next one if its going back to its roots, apparently. We shall see though.

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@chiefwiggum16: Shameless morons.

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@silversix_: unspeakable morons.....LMAO

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..and that's just sad because out of every PS4 game that came out in January, Yakuza 0 is probably the best one. That's a personal opinion but those who played it would probably agree.

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@Super_Tramp: While I agree "Yakuza 0" is pretty damn great, it's still a fairly niche series in the U.S. The release date also works against it; Y0 may have had a chance at a Top 10 spot if it had released earlier in the month, but a Jan. 24 release means it had only 6 days of sale (Jan. 24-29) for this chart.

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@Super_Tramp: do you take the long way home??? and do you ever sing the illogical song??? LMFAO I couldn't help it, your name.....

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@darthrevenx: Never listened to the band. Maybe I should so I know what the heck people are talking about when they make these types of comments.

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@Super_Tramp: Oh gods......Supertramp was pretty cool.....and i messed up, meant the Logical Song not illogical lol

they're soft rock/pop rock from the 80's and they have a good sound to em.....very unique.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh3Kk5tZSmo

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@darthrevenx: Supertramp's "Breakfast in America" is one of my favorite albums. It has "The Logical Song," "Goodbye Stranger" and "Take the Long Way Home" and it isn't even a Greatest Hits compilation.

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@Super_Tramp: I need to get it

I was wondering if I should get Horizon Zero Dawn or Zelda but I guess Yakuza 0 would probably be a better pick

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@Super_Tramp: Yeah, I'm absolutely loving it. Really fun game.

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@mrblondex: That's great and since you are staff you can write article after article about how much you love it. Spread the word like @eddienoteddy does with his video game hero Hideo Kojima. :)

That game/series deserves way more recognition than it has received.

Especially since Resident Evil 7 was just mediocre, gave me motion sickness and gave no love to Zoe if you choose her path. I couldn't even get through Tales of Berseria. Enjoyed the freedom of Zesteria more, though the story WAS a hack job. Didn't play Gravity Rush 2 for potential motion sickness issues.

Anyway, thanks for the response. I just wish you guys had covered Yakuza 0 more.. It is such an awesome game. Top 25 easily and I've played A LOT of games.

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