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Resident Evil 7 Was the Best-Selling Game of January 2017

Number 3? Grand Theft Auto 5.

Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 Biohazard[2] was the top-selling game in the US for the month of January, according to The NPD Group.

The best-selling console was once again PlayStation 4, with the top-selling PS4 SKU remaining the Uncharted 4 500GB bundle. Interestingly, NPD said the third best selling console for the month was the NES Classic. The release of Resident Evil 7 helped push overall sales numbers up for the month, 14% higher than last January.

However, hardware spending saw a “19 percent decline versus January 2016,” down to £127 million. According to NPD, the last time Capcom had a game come out at the top of the month’s sales was 2009’s Resident Evil 5. Grand Theft Auto V continues to be a dominant force and a huge driver of revenue for Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive.

The game was the third-best selling for January 2016. Grand Theft Auto V has now sold 75 million copies[3] since its 2013 release. Here are the top 10 best selling games in the US, according to the NPD Group.

  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Battlefield 1
  • NBA 2K17
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  • Madden NFL 17
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Overwatch^
  • FIFA 17

Make sure to check out our Resident Evil 7 review[4] to see why we called it a “flawed but fun new spin on the classic Resident Evil formula.” Seth Macy is IGN’s weekend web producer and just wants to be your friend.

Follow him on Twitter @sethmacy[5], or subscribe to Seth Macy’s YouTube[6] channel.


  1. ^ Seth G.

    Macy (people.ign.com)

  2. ^ Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (uk.ign.com)
  3. ^ Grand Theft Auto V has now sold 75 million copies (www.ign.com)
  4. ^ Resident Evil 7 review (www.ign.com)
  5. ^ @sethmacy (twitter.com)
  6. ^ Seth Macy’s YouTube (www.youtube.com)

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