March 2022 NPD: Pokémon Legends Arceus, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl reappear as best-sellers

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:

Top 20 best-selling games of the month in the United States

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 1 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 2 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
3 3 Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Corp)
4 NEW Gran Turismo 7 Sony (Corp)
5 4 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
6 5 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
7 NEW Kirby and the Forgotten Land* Nintendo
8 11 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
9 6 Dying Light 2: Stay Human* Square Enix Inc (Corp)
10 12 FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
11 NEW MLB: The Show 22# Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
12 7 Monster Hunter: Rise Capcom USA
13 10 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
14 13 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
15 14 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
16 9 God of War (2018) Sony (Corp)
17 8 Total War: Warhammer III Sega
18 15 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
19 NEW WWE 2K22* Take Two Interactive
20 19 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included
# Includes only the MVP Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition

Top 10 best-selling games of the 12 months

Rank Last Month Rank 12 Months Ending March 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 5 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
3 2 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
4 4 Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* Nintendo
5 6 Battlefield 2042 Electronic Arts
6 7 Far Cry 6 Ubisoft
7 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
8 10 FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
9 9 Resident Evil: Village Capcom USA
10 12 MLB: The Show 21^ Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
* Digital sales not included
^ Digital sales on Xbox platforms not included

Top 10 best-selling Nintendo-platform games in the U.S.

Nintendo Platforms
Rank Last Month Rank March 2022 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW Kirby and the Forgotten Land* Nintendo
2 1 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
3 2 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
4 NEW Triangle Strategy* Nintendo
5 3 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
6 5 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
7 4 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
8 8 Super Mario 3D World* Nintendo
9 NEW Rune Factory 5* Marvelous Entertainment
10 10 New Super Mario Bros.* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

“March 2022 consumer spending across video game hardware, content, and accessories declined 15% when compared to a year ago, to $4.9 billion,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Declines were seen across all major categories of spend. First quarter 2022 spending fell 8% when compared to the same period a year ago, to $13.9 billion.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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