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‘Dying Light’ Was the Best-Selling Game for January

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The NPD Group has revealed some promising stats for last month, which saw the PS4 reclaim the top spot as the best-selling console, selling an impressive 18.5 million systems. Hardware sales might have been down, but I doubt anyone at Sony is shedding a tear about that right now. Also worth noting is Techland’s open-world horror game Dying Light, which beat out Grand Theft Auto V to claim the top spot last month.

This is obviously great news for horror fans — and Dying Light deserves to do well — but it’s made even more impressive since it’s exclusively a current-gen title.

This is the second major horror release of the year to exceed expectations, after the Resident Evil remaster broke a couple records, becoming Capcom’s fastest-selling digital title ever. It will be interesting to see how Dead Island 2 fares, since it’ll also come to the PS3 and Xbox 360.

1. Dying Light (PS4, XBO, PC)
2. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
3. Grand Theft Auto V (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3)
4. Minecraft (360, PS3, XBO, PS4)
5. NBA 2K15 (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3, PC)
6. Super Smash Bros. (NWU, 3DS)
7. Far Cry 4 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, PC)
8. Madden NFL 15 (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3)
9. Destiny (XBO, PS4, 360, PS3)
10. FIFA 15 (PS4, XBO, 360, PS3, Wii, PSV, 3DS)

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