NPD top 20 sales for January 2010

Check out an expanded listing of the top 20 sales for the November 2009 NPD sales data (positions for Darksiders (PS3), MAG, Bayonetta and more).

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eagle213053d ago (Edited 3053d ago )

11. Army of Two: The 40th Day (PS3)
12. Wii Play (Wii)
13. MAG (PS3)
14. Darksiders (PS3)
15. EA Sports Active (Wii)
16. Mario Kart DS (DS)
17. Bayonetta (360)
18. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
19. Mario and Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (DS)
20. God of War I & II Collection (PS3)

Cold 20003053d ago (Edited 3053d ago )

I kind of feel sorry for Eagle who actually felt the need to post a fake chart.

Bigpappy3053d ago

"BTW, What's with the HORRIBLE Bayonetta xbox360 performance?."
Looks like 360 fanboys bought Darksiders instead, you know the inferior version. Looks like your are being a hypocrite again. You guys had the superior version of Darksiders, yet the 360 version sold more. What gives?

Hakimy3053d ago

@Cold 2000: fake chart? you do realize that he just posted the chart which was written in the article,right? or maybe you don't or else you wouldn't have said this :P

FlipMode3053d ago

Good to see mag doing so well for an online-only new IP

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Montrealien3053d ago (Edited 3053d ago )

I am just curious as to why he felt the need to post the 11-20 spots of NA sales? I mean usualy his MO would be to remind us that NA sales are not important, now the 11-20 positions of best sellers in NA are?

I reported it as off topic, as should anyone else who reads such a useless comment. and he claims any N4G user who has a preference for the Xbox is dumb...


guess you are back to your old ways Eagle. Not suprising really.

BRG90003053d ago

Well, 1-10 were announced yesterday so 11-20 were the only new information brought by this article. Makes sense to me to post those.

Although I dislike when people post the content of other sites on here which robs them of hits, so I did report it as spam. :p

raztad3053d ago (Edited 3053d ago )


Sorry I didnt read your comment earlier. Where my hypocrisy is exactly?

Let me go slower, because I guess you are way too sensitive. I dont care about either DarkSiders, Bayonetta, Dantes Inferno, but during months Bayonetta was the "trophy" of x-fans (I dont recall your previous comments but I'm guessing you are one of them), gloating about the superior version. Game got a lot of positive reviews (universal acclaim perhaps?), far better than darksiders and still it failed to perform accordingly.

My question was just that. Whats with the HORRIBLE performance of xbox Bayonetta? judging by reviews game deserved to sell a lot more, on the xbox that is. On the other side, the failure of PS3 Bayonetta at retail is perfectly understandable and deservedly so, because the port was absolute crap.

Now if Darksiders on xbox sold more than on PS3. Who cares? most PS3 owners are waiting for the big game called GoW3 , and Darksiders although good game has been pretty much overlooked by everybody.


I've been thinking a bit about this "puzzle" and one possible solution is that Bayonetta ART-STYLE, perhaps the protagonist itself and the overly saturated sexual theme "played" against the game. Obviously it would work for the Japanese market but not sure about NA.

lightningsax3053d ago (Edited 3053d ago )


I'm sitting here playing the PS3 version and wondering the same thing. The only answer I can come up with is that Sega had released some of its most ambitious action-ish titles on the original Xbox, and they're going back to the Box as a test. I don't think it worked very well.

Actually, it didn't work very well on the original Xbox either. Hardly anyone knows what I'm talking about when I mention Gunvalkyrie, and hardly anyone has played Panzer Dragoon Orta. JSRF is more popular, but didn't sell to their expectations either.

Seriously, there's a consumer base that bought the PS3 thinking it was Square's lead console, the home of Metal Gear, and the home of Devil May Cry. There's a fanbase out there that wants great Japanese games, and it's not within the overall Xbox360 community (although there are enough to put Bayonetta as 17th in its first month, at least).

Hakimy3053d ago

*sighs* lets clear the bayonetta/darksiders sales once and for all.
lets first point the worldwide sales for the ps3 version of bayonetta is bigger than than the xbox360 version (according to vgchartz,not that reliable but that's what we got for now) so talking about ps3 being smarter for not buying it shouldnt be brought on.
now if you have noticed,both version of darksiders outsold both version of version of bayonetta.but this isn't really strange though bayonetta was praised and got high scores.why? because not all people read or check about scores.bayonetta didnt get much coverage or attention until the scores came out.scores arent called hype like some try to use unless you gonna say that okami is hyped too.after all it didnt get much coverage but it got high praises and scores just like bayonetta yet we say okami wasn't hyped but bayonetta is!! see the contradiction here?
now for your average buyer who doesn't read that much.he see a big guy wielding a sword and riding a horse from hell and he see a woman wearing glasses and have guns.what do you think he'll choose? pretty obvious right?
that's why there is no point in using bayonetta/darksiders for ps3/xbox360 fanboys one said that bayonetta will outsell for Dante's inferno and that article about it having the possibility of outselling GOW3,I understand the reasoning behind that article.the author was basing this on DI having the same gameplay of GOW and the game being didn't talk about quality.
its funny that some try to use sales as a measurement for quality in some topics and in another topic they say they aren't a measurement.the truth is,sales doesn't mean only means popularity or mass appeal at best.and we don't have to mention games which got many awards and some were even rewarded as game of the year,yet they didn't sell that much ;)

raztad3053d ago


Read my last paragraph above please.

I want to add that a huge chunk of Bayonetta PS3 sales comes from Japan, expectedly considering the fanbase. I read somewhere that Bayonetta PS3 (on Japan) was called Brokenetta or something in the lines, cause the crap port.

BTw, I'm not judging game quality in base of sales. That's a usual practice of the x-boys. Game was praised by the critics and gamers, regardless the sales. It may o may not suit my tastes but that doesnt matter.

AWBrawler3053d ago

Do you expect Dante's Inferno to beat GOW3, if it can't even compete with A Boy and his Blob according to Metacritic. Thats right That cutesy yet hard as diamonds puzzle game for Wii got a higher rating then both versions. The Dante's Inferno Hypers must be feeling mighty sour now. LOL and Darksiders is a better game in my eyes than Bayonetta. So no complaints. Bayonetta tried to hard to shove sex down your throat. She's a game. She ain't sexy. GET OVER IT!!!

JasonPC360PS3Wii3053d ago

Why did you post only 11 through 20?

1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) – 656.7 thousand units
2. Mass Effect 2 (360) – 527.1 thousand units
3. Wii Fit Plus (Wii) – 555.7 thousand units
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360) – 326.7 thousand units
5. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) – 310.9 thousand units
6. Wii Sports Resort (Wii) – 297.6 thousand units
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) – 259 thousand units
8. Army of Two: The 40th Day (360) – 246.5 thousand units
9. Just Dance (Wii) – 191.9 thousand units
10. Darksiders (360) – 171.2 thousand units

eagle213053d ago

because we have already seen NPD top 10. And my comment is not the damn article. Go read the article if you want the whole thing. :)

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Valay3053d ago

I wouldn't say that there is anything here that is TOO surprising based on what we know from the top 10.

N4PS3G3053d ago

If MAG is #13 that means those 500k+ sales are world wide and not from NA.

If Darksiders sold 171.2k that means MAG sold even less. Ouch

Valay3053d ago

Yeah, on the Official PlayStation Blog, it wasn't specified if that was for a particular country, but I think it's safe to say that they probably meant worldwide.

raztad3053d ago

What is your point? Sales outside NA dont count? 500K is a really good number for just a week. It can only get better.

BTW, What's with the HORRIBLE Bayonetta xbox360 performance?. You guys got the better version. I applaud PS3 owners for not supporting that turd of a port.

TOO PAWNED3053d ago

LOL at bayonetta or crapoyetta! Haha that's what you get, no sales without PS3, those type of games PS3 like to play not 360 kids


"BTW, What's with the HORRIBLE Bayonetta xbox360 performance?. You guys got the better version. I applaud PS3 owners for not supporting that turd of a port."

They're probably playing the games from the top 10 list.

BTW...I see dead people...

va_bank3053d ago

Like Let's Dance and Mario Cart?

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Silly gameAr3053d ago

What I don't see is, if PS3 owners don't buy games, how are there any PS3 games in the top 20 in the first place? Shouldn't they ALL be 360 games?

I just can't wrap my head around it.

mint royale3053d ago

Haha according to raztad MAG at 13 is a good performance and Bayonetta at 17 is a horrible performance. Jesus take those fanboy glassess off, both have had respectabe starts.

raztad3053d ago (Edited 3053d ago )

Bayonetta has been heralded as the second coming in the Hack and Slash genre for the xbox fans and EDGE . As expected they didnt buy the game.


What fanboy glasses dude? It's all about EXPECTATIONS. Can you understand that? Even with all the hate MAG is receiving it did pretty well WORLDWIDE (released Jan 26) while xbox360 Bayonetta has been pretty well received by critics (released Jan 5?). In NA MAG sales sucked hard (or not? it was just a week after all).

maxx12233053d ago

@N4PS3G : Misleading numbers when you compare the release dates. I think the same happened to R&C:ACIT, which released at the end of the month in Oct as well, and had something like "only" 100k in first month in sales(which totaled 5 days?), but then went on to sell like a million copies. Similar thing is happening here, though both titles are seeing healthy sales for new IPs.

mint royale3053d ago

Wait so now sales should always be based on critical expectations? Okay, so how does NSMBW sell 12 million in a smaller timeframe than it took uncharted 2 to sell 3 million. How has halo 3 hit 10 milllion plus. Is it 3 times better? No. So Bayonetta which is also a new IP has done very well. Sorry but your opinion seems a tad biased and warped to me.

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PhilipLarkin3053d ago

Wish I had some of that cash...

Carl14123053d ago

Christ, MAG and God of War did well!

Really wasn't expecting GoW collection to be up there

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