December 2022 NPD: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the second top-selling games of the month, Pokémon Legends Arceus and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reappear as best-sellers

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

Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), December 2022

Rank Rank Last Month Title Publisher
1 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 3 Pokemon: Scarlet/Violet* Nintendo
3 2 God of War: Ragnarok Sony (Corp)
4 5 Madden NFL 23 Electronic Arts
5 6 FIFA 23 Electronic Arts
6 4 Sonic Frontiers Sega
7 11 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
8 NEW Need for Speed: Unbound Electronic Arts
9 13 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo
10 NEW Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII: Reunion Square Enix Inc (Corp)

* Digital sales not included

Top 10 Selling Video Games (Retail and Digital), Year-to-Date 2022

Rank Rank Last Month Title Publisher
1 1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 2 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
3 3 Madden NFL 23 Electronic Arts
4 5 God of War: Ragnarok Sony (Corp)
5 4 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros. Interactive
6 7 Pokemon: Scarlet/Violet* Nintendo
7 9 FIFA 23 Electronic Arts
8 6 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
9 8 Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Corp)
10 10 MLB: The Show 22^ Multiple Video Game Manufacturers

* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox & Switch digital sales not included

The top 10 Nintendo Switch games of December 2022:

  1. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  4. Just Dance 2023
  5. Sonic Frontiers
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  7. Nintendo Switch Sports
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  9. Splatoon 3
  10. Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Source: NPD.com

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