Although I’ve been hearing consumer shopping is up, Jan ’11 Not beating Dec ’10, but up over all, but Yesterday The Homie BGR Reported that….See Details.

Industry watcher NPD Group has said sales of video game software in the U.S. declined by 5% year-over-year in January 2011, totaling $576 million. Console sales were down 8% to $324 million. On the back of continued strong sales of the Microsoft Kinect and PlayStation Move motion-based controllers, sales of video games accessories increased 6% year-over-year to $235 million. The only console to see growth in January was Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which sold 381,000 units — a 14.1% increase year-over-year. NPD ranked January’s software title sales as follows:

Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision Blizzard) – Xbox 360, PS3, Wi, DS, PC
Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft) – Wii
Dead Space 2 (Electronic Arts) – Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Little Big Planet 2 (Sony) – PS3
Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Majesco) – Wii, Xbox 360, PS3
NBA 2K11 (Take-Two Interactive) – Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, Wii, PS2, PC
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft) – Xbox 360, PS3
Dance Central (MTV Games) – Xbox 360
Michael Jackson The Experience (Ubisoft) – Wii, DS, PSP
DC Universe Online: The Next Legend Is You (Sony) – PS3, PC
Overall, the U.S. gaming industry took in $1.14 billion excluding PC sales — a 4% slide versus the same month in 2010.