'Call of Duty: Black Ops' Keeps Top Spot for Video-Game Sales

But 'Dead Space 2' Debuts at No. 3 as 'Epic Mickey' Exits Top 10

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"Call of Duty: Black Ops" was again the best-selling video game last month, but the much-anticipated "Dead Space 2" secured the third spot on a Top 10 list that meanwhile saw "Disney Epic Mickey" exit entirely.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops'
'Call of Duty: Black Ops'
Some gamers had been looking forward to "Epic Mickey," which won the sixth spot in December, but uneven critical response may have hurt its sales. Then again, critics aren't everything: "Zumba Fitness: Join the Party" took fifth place in unit sales last month, according to NPD Group research, despite worse reviews than "Mickey" got.

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Top 10 Video-Game Titles by Total U.S. Units
January 2011
Title (Platforms) Publisher
1 Call of Duty: Black Ops**
(360, PS3, WII, NDS,PC)
Activision Blizzard
2 Just Dance 2
3 Dead Space 2*
(360, PS3, PC)
Electronic Arts
4 Little Big Planet 2*
5 Zumba Fitness: Join the Party
(WII, 360, PS3)
6 NBA 2K11
(360, PS3, PSP, WII, PS2, PC)
Take 2 Interactive
7 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood*
(360, PS3)
8 Dance Central
MTV Games
9 Michael Jackson The Experience*
10 DC Universe Online: The Next Legend Is You*
(PS3, PC)
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