Microsoft claims to be the "leading console" in hardware sales for January 2011 with 381,000 units sold, and since no one else decided to share their numbers, we'll take the company at its word. Trying to piece together a cohesive picture of sales from the now-incomplete NPD Group data is challenging, as we have to rely on the companies themselves to self-report sales. If you don't have good news, you're going to keep your mouth shut.
On that note, check out the best-selling games for the month. Am I the only person that feels old?
- Call of Duty: Black Ops (360, PS3, WII, NDS, PC)
- Just Dance 2 (WII)
- Dead Space 2 (360, PS3, PC)
- Little Big Planet 2 (PS3)
- Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (WII, 360, PS3)
- NBA 2K11 (360, PS3, PSP, WII, PS2, PC)
- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (360, PS3)
- Dance Central (360)
- Michael Jackson The Experience* (WII, DS, PSP)
- DC Universe Online: The Next Legend Is You (PS3, PC)
Look at all those dancing games! Dance Central for the Microsoft Kinect shows just how well Harmonix understands the hardware and what people want from this sort of experience. Indeed, it remains one of the few must-have titles for the platform. But how many of you have played any of these other dance titles? Should we be covering them? I'm honestly at a loss: this is one of those times where I feel like both my own tastes and our primary audience have very little to do with what the rest of the gaming universe is playing.
There is a big wide world out there, and people are spending hours each day dancing in front of their televisions. As rhythm games fall from grace, dancing games take their place.
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