With no significant new software releases in January the top 10 sales chart remained largely the same. Madden NFL 13, NBA 2K13, and FIFA 13 all placed again following their strong 2012 campaigns where they finished 2nd, 6th, and 10th respectively. Last month it was NBA 2K13 (4th) jumping ahead of Madden NFL 13 (5th) for the first time since October to no surprise given the NFL season was winding down. FIFA 13 (10th) has really settled into that spot.
The biggest news sales-wise for January was the complete flatlining of the Wii U moving just 57K consoles. That is a startlingly low number putting it behind where the GameCube was at the same age. No wonder third parties are already starting to abandon support after only a few months. Also struggling is the Vita which was only able to sell 35K. Companies really can’t be criticized for shifting resources elsewhere when there is no user base providing for the potential of simply recouping development costs let alone making a profit.