The January 2017 NPD sales results are in and consumers spent $636.7 million on new gaming-related hardware, software, and accessories in the United States, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. While hardware has gone down by 19% since last year, retail game sales have gone up 4% year over year. Below is a list of the top selling software for the month.


  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*
  10. FIFA 17

*Does not include sales

– “Video games software spending increased by 14 percent to $313 million,” NPD analyst Sam Naji said in a statement. “This was due in large part to the stronger comparison this January with the release of Capcom’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.”


PS4: #1
XB1: Best January Ever
NES Classic: #3 (excluding handhelds)

– “The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware (in units sold) during January 2017,” said Naji. “And for the fourth consecutive month, PlayStation 4 Slim System 500GB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle was the top-selling PS4 sku in terms of units sold.”

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