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Black Ops 2 Continues Dominance in December NPDs

by on January 11, 2013
 

COD Black Ops 2

Even Far Cry 3 couldn’t slow down Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in December.

BlOps 2 remained at the top of the list of the December NPD numbers. Meanwhile, FC3 finished in sixth, although it still had the second-most successful December launch since the NPD started recording the numbers in 1995. Besides that, most of the other titles on the Top 10 were similar to November, and can be seen below.

Also seen below are the top 10 games of 2012, with BlOps 2 leading the way, followed by Madden NFL 13 and Halo 4. On a personal high note for me, Borderlands 2 finished seventh.

Overall, software sales in December were down 22 percent from last year, which is also how much the year was down. December brought in $3.2 billion, while final software sales finished at $13.26 billion.

Hardware sales were down 20 percent in 2012, finishing at $4.04 billion. However, the NPD group noted the decline was mostly in non-HD system sales.

The 360 continued to hold the top spot with 1.4 million units sold, while the Wii U sold fewer units than the Wii did during its launch. However, the Wii U did earn 3 percent more in money than the Wii thanks to its higher price point.

You can see the December list and best of 2012 list below.

Top 10 best-selling games of December 2012:
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (360, PS3, Wii U, PC)
2. Just Dance 4 (Wii, 360, Wii U, PS3)
3. Halo 4 (360)
4. Assassin’s Creed 3 (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
5. Madden NFL 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, Wii U)
6. Far Cry 3 (360, PS3, PC)
7. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)
8. Skylander Giants (Wii, 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U)
9. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
10. FIFA Soccer 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, Wii U, 3DS, PSP)

Top 10 best-selling games of 2012:
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
2. Madden NFL 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, Wii U)
3. Halo 4 (360)
4. Assassin’s Creed 3 (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
5. Just Dance 4 (Wii, 360, Wii U, PS3)
6. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSP, Wii U, PC)
7. Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC)
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
9. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Wii, 360, NDS, PS3, 3DS, PSV, PC)
10. FIFA Soccer 13 (360, PS3, Wii, PSV, 3DS, Wii U, PSP)

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