April 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 April 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 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros. Interactive
2 1 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
3 4 MLB: The Show 22^ Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
4 3 Kirby and the Forgotten Land* Nintendo
5 NEW Nintendo Switch Sports* Nintendo
6 9 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
7 5 Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Corp)
8 8 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
9 2 Gran Turismo 7 Sony (Corp)
10 6 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
11 14 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
12 13 FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
13 22 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
14 18 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
15 21 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
16 19 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
17 7 WWE 2K22* Take Two Interactive
18 17 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
19 15 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
20 11 Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands* Take Two Interactive
* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox digital sales not included

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 1 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 NEW LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros. Interactive
3 2 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
4 3 Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Corp)
5 11 MLB: The Show 22^ Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
6 4 Gran Turismo 7 Sony (Corp)
7 5 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
8 7 Kirby and the Forgotten Land* Nintendo
9 6 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
10 8 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
11 10 FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
12 13 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Corp)
13 14 Minecraft Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
14 9 Dying Light 2: Stay Human* Square Enix Inc (Corp)
15 12 Monster Hunter: Rise Capcom USA
16 15 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
17 18 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
18 20 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
19 19 WWE 2K22* Take Two Interactive
20 21 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox digital sales not included

Top 10 best-selling games of the 12 months

Rank Last Month Rank 12 Months Ending April 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 2 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 1 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
3 3 Madden NFL 22 Electronic Arts
4 4 Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl* Nintendo
5 5 Battlefield 2042 Electronic Arts
6 NEW LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros. Interactive
7 6 Far Cry 6 Ubisoft
8 8 FIFA 22 Electronic Arts
9 9 Resident Evil: Village Capcom USA
10 12 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
* Digital sales not included

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

Nintendo Platforms
Rank Last Month Rank April 2022 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher
1 NEW LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros. Interactive
2 1 Kirby and the Forgotten Land* Nintendo
3 NEW Nintendo Switch Sports* Nintendo
4 3 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
5 2 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
6 6 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo
7 7 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo
8 5 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo
9 11 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild* Nintendo
10 NEW MLB: The Show 22* Major League Baseball
* Digital sales not included

“April 2022 consumer spending across video game hardware, content and accessories declined 8% when compared to a year ago, to $4.3 billion,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “Hardware gains were unable to offset declines in content and accessories spending. Year-to-date 2022 spending was also 8% lower than the same period a year ago, to $18.3 billion.”

Source: VentureBeat.com

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