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This the NPD data for January 2016, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $605.2 million[1].


A total of $157 million for Hardware. This is down 15% from January 2015. For Accessories, there was a total of $235.5 million, up 15% from 2015. For game software, there was a total of $212.7 million, down 10% from 2015.

The Playstation 4 continued to be the top-selling console and the platform with the most software sales, Sales for both were up year over year. Sales of previous generation consoles were 4%, declining from 16% in 2015.


  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
  2. Grand Theft Auto V (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
  3. NBA 2K16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  5. Fallout 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  6. Minecraft (360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3)
  7. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  8. Madden NFL 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
  9. Lego: Marvel Avengers (PS4, Xbox One, 360, Wii U, PS3, 3DS, Vita)
  10. FIFA 16 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)

Notable Details[]

The only new game that reached the charts this month was LEGO: Marvel Avengers. This was the first entry that sold better on Playstation than Xbox in launch. Sales were 200% lower than Dying Light's launch last January. If games were ranked on a SKU basis, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam would have ranked No. 10.

2024 Update[]

In 2024, Circana updated their historical data and released updated top 20 charts for each month from 2010 through 2023. This includes digital revenue from members of the Digital Leader Panel, including members that joined later.[2]

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Star Wars: Battlefront (2015)
  4. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  5. Fallout 4
  6. NBA 2K16
  7. Lego: Marvel Avengers
  8. Madden NFL 16
  9. Minecraft
  10. Just Cause 3
  11. Destiny
  12. FIFA 16
  13. Rise of the Tomb Raider
  14. Assassin's Creed: Syndicate
  15. Need for Speed (2015)
  16. Halo 5: Guardians
  17. WWE 2K16
  18. Guitar Hero Live
  19. Super Smash Bros.*
  20. Mortal Kombat X