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Resident Evil 7 topped the NPD sales charts in January 2017, though hardware declined during the tracked period again. Consumers spent $610.7 million on gaming goods in the United States throughout the month, down four per cent compared to the same period the year prior. Software did lift significantly, so reduced income from hardware can be directly attributed to the slip. Accessory sales also dropped quite a bit.

As mentioned already, Capcom's survival horror topped the best sellers list, where it was followed closely by Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Grand Theft Auto V. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue entered in sixth, reminding us all that Square Enix's role-playing series is a big deal. Unfortunately, the likes of Gravity Rush 2, Tales of Berseria, and Yakuza 0 all went missing in action – though stock shortages may have affected SEGA's crime drama.

We reported previously that the PlayStation 4 was the best-selling console for the month, a trend which we fully expect to continue in February with the release of Horizon: Zero Dawn. Sony, as it tends to do these days, has declined to comment on the victory – presumably because it generally prefers to discuss sales from a global perspective, even if it's seeing significant success in a single territory.

The full top ten is reproduced below:

NPD Software Top Ten: January 2017

  1. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Battlefield 1
  5. NBA 2K17
  6. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
  7. Madden NFL 17
  8. Watch Dogs 2
  9. Overwatch*
  10. FIFA 17

* No digital sales counted for this game.