February 2022 NPD: Pokémon Legends Arceus was the third best-selling game of the month, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl were 18th on the best-selling titles chart for the month

The NPD Group has revealed which games were top sellers in the U.S. for last month including Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The full results in each relevant category are as follows:

February 2022 NPD: Top 20 best-selling games of the month in the United States

Rank Last Month Rank February 2022 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 NEW Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Corp)
3 1 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
4 NEW Dying Light 2: Stay Human* Square Enix Inc (Corp)
5 NEW Total War: Warhammer III Sega
6 2 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
7 4 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
8 8 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
9 7 FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
10 13 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
11 6 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
12 15 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
13 16 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
14 19 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
15 20 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
16 57 Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition* Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
17 14 NBA 2K22* Take-Two Interactive
18 11 Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* Nintendo
19 12 Far Cry 6 Ubisoft
20 27 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

February 2022 NPD: 20 best-selling games of 2022 so far

Rank Last Month Rank YTD 2022 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 1 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
3 NEW Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Corp)
4 2 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
5 4 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
6 NEW Dying Light 2: Stay Human* Square Enix Inc (Corp)
7 3 Monster Hunter: Rise Capcom USA
8 NEW Total War: Warhammer III Sega
9 5 God of War (2018) Sony (Corp)
10 6 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
11 8 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
12 7 FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
13 13 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
14 15 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
15 16 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
16 11 Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* Nintendo
17 12 Far Cry 6 Ubisoft
18 14 NBA 2K22* Take-Two Interactive
19 19 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
20 10 Battlefield 2042 Electronic Arts
* Digital sales not included

February 2022 NPD: Top 10 best-selling games of the last year

Rank Last Month Rank 12 Months Ending February 2022 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 1 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 2 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
3 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
4 4 Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* Nintendo
5 NEW Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
6 5 Battlefield 2042 Electronic Arts
7 8 Far Cry 6 Ubisoft
8 7 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
9 10 Resident Evil: Village Capcom USA
10 12 FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
* Digital sales not included

February 2022 NPD: Top 10 best-selling Nintendo-platform games in the U.S.

Rank Last Month Rank February 2022 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 1 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
2 2 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
3 4 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
4 5 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
5 6 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
6 3 Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* Nintendo
7 8 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
8 9 Super Mario 3D World* Nintendo
9 7 Just Dance 2022 Ubisoft
10 10 New Super Mario Bros.* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

“February 2022 consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories fell 6% when compared to a year ago, to $4.4 billion,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Declines were experienced across all major categories of spend, with hardware showing the largest year-on-year percentage decline. Year-to-date spending reached $9.1 billion, a 4% decrease when compared to the same time period last year.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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