Call of Duty: Black Ops II Was the Best-Selling Game of 2012

And in news that shocks no one, Call of Duty: Black Ops II managed to be the best-selling game of 2012. This, of course, is according to the NPD group, an analyst group that tracks the monthly sales of both hardware and software within the industry. See the list below:

1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II 

2. Madden NFL 13

3. Halo 4 (360)

4. Assassin’s Creed III

5. Just Dance 4

6. NBA 2K13

7. Borderlands 2 

8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 

9. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

10. FIFA Soccer 13 

(NOTE: This list does not include used or downloadable game sales figures.)

Alongside the software front, NPD also released a look at the sales for hardware throughout 2012. Despite falling numbers for both software and hardware at as much as 27%, the Xbox 360 managed to be the best-selling console throughout the year.

While there was a marked downturn in software and hardware sales, it should be noted that many industry professionals point to the end of the generation’s life cycle as a cause for this.

(Source: Game Informer)