January 2011 NPDs

So looking over the top ten sales for January 2011 and one this is clear: people like their dancing games. With Guitar Hero meeting its death and DJ Hero likely bowing out as well, it seems that the next new craze in the music genre is to get rid of the plastic instruments and to just plain dance. As expected Call of Duty: Black Ops still held the top spot, and here are the rest of the results.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, Wii, DS, PC)
  2. Just Dance 2 (Wii)
  3. Dead Space 2 (360, PS3, PC)
  4. Little Big Planet 2 (PS3)
  5. Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Wii, 360, PS3)
  6. NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2, PC)
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (360, PS3)
  8. Dance Central (360)
  9. Michael Jackson The Experience (Wii, DS, PSP)
  10. DC Universe Online: The Next Legend Is You (PS3, PC)
So looking at the list above, Just Dance 2 on the Wii outsold ALL THREE versions of Dead Space 2. To make that even more crazy, Just Dance 2 has been out since October and it’s still holding off a huge game in its debut month. And yes, dance games comprise 4 of the top 10 right now. Don’t feel bad for Dead Space 2, however, the game has already become a certified hit.