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Posted on Friday, February 18 @ 10:05:48 Eastern by

The NPD sales figures for January are in, and thanks to continued demand from Kinect, the Xbox 360's momentum hasn't slowed since the monumental month it had in December. The PS3 and Wii aren't enjoying the same success, with both console's sales numbers in decline from the previous month.

NPD Hardware Sales (January 2011)

Console Units Sold
Xbox 360 381,000
Nintendo Wii 320,000
PlayStation 3 267,000

In related news, Call of Duty: Black Ops was able to maintain the top spot in software sales. New titles LittleBigPlanet 2, Dead Space 2, and DC Universe Online also made the top 10 list.

We expect Call of Duty: Black Ops to have another banner month in February, mainly due to a price reduction at retailers offering the best-selling title for $39.99.

NPD Software Sales (January 2011)

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, WII, NDS, PC) Activision Blizzard
  2. Just Dance 2 (WII) Ubisoft
  3. Dead Space 2 (360, PS3, PC) Electronic Arts
  4. Little Big Planet 2 (PS3) Sony
  5. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (WII, 360, PS3) Majesco
  6. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PSP, WII, PS2, PC) Take 2 Interactive
  7. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (360, PS3) Ubisoft
  8. Dance Central (360) MTV Games
  9. Michael Jackson The Experience (WII, DS, PSP) Ubisoft
  10. DC Universe Online (PS3, PC) Sony
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