On the software side of things Xbox 360 and Wii games did quite well -- nine out of ten on the list were for these two platforms. New Super Mario Bros. Wii was the best seller for the second consecutive month, followed closely by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with 585,700 copies (326,700 for the Xbox 360 and 259,000 for PS3 consoles). Electronic Arts' Mass Effect 2 for the 360 also did well, selling 572,100 units.
After the best month in its history, however, the video game industry as a whole saw a 13 percent decline compared to the same month last year with $1.17 billion in sales. Hardware sales were worst hit in January, down 21 percent year-over-year, while software was down 12 percent.