Elden Ring Was June 2022’s Best-Selling Game In The US

The NPD Group has released its latest monthly sales report, revealing which games and consoles sold the best during June 2022, and once again, Elden Ring was a standout.

Elden Ring was June 2022’s best-selling game, and it continues to be the highest-selling title of 2022 so far. Additionally, after just five months on the market, Elden Ring is already inside the top 10 best-selling premium games in US history for dollar sales, NPD said. Again, this is not units sold, but dollars driven. The research company did not share the full top 10 list, so it’s unclear where Elden Ring ranks.

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Following the publication of this story, the NPD Group issued a retraction for the section of its note pertaining to Elden Ring being among the top 10 best-selling premium games in the US all-time. This may not be true, and NPD apologized for the mistake. “This is based on an incomplete data set,” NPD said.

NPD’s Mat Piscatella issued a statement on Twitter regarding the change. You can read the statement below.

Elden Ring has been the best-selling game in terms of dollar sales in the US every month since launch in February except for April, which is when Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga reigned supreme.

Developed by From Software, Elden Ring is projected to be 2022’s best-selling game in the US, outpacing even Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. That would be a big result, but it’s not a perfect or entirely fair comparison, as Elden Ring launched in February and Modern Warfare 2 arrives at the end of October.

Elsewhere for software, Overwatch jumped back into the charts (ranking fifth overall) for the first time since October 2019. The Overwatch 2 beta that began on June 28 helped push the game back up the charts, NPD said.

Final Fantasy VII: Remake had a big surge in June 2022, finishing 9th, after it placed 159th in May. NPD said promotional events for the game’s 25th anniversary helped drive sales.

Looking at hardware, the PS5 drove the most spending on a dollars basis, while the Switch was the best-selling console for June 2022 by units sold. The PS5 is picking up steam, as it saw a double-digit percentage growth for dollar sales in June 2022 compared to June 2021, NPD said. However, total spending on consoles for June 2022 dropped by 8% year-over-year to $371 million.

Looking at mobile games, spending dipped 10.7% year-over-year, with the decline attributed mainly to lower results on Google Play. Spending on Apple’s App Store, however, increased year-over-year, but only by 0.16%. Some of the highest-earning mobile games for June 2022 included Candy Crush Saga, Roblox, Pokemon Go, Coin Master, Evony: The King’s Return, Royal Match, Diablo Immortal, Bingo Blitz, State of Survival: Zombie War, and Clash of Clans .

In terms of accessories, the PS5 DualSense midnight black controller was June 2022’s best-selling accessory. Total spending on accessories dropped by 15% year-over-year to $176 million in June 2022.

Across games, consoles, and accessories, total video game spending in the US for June 2022 dropped by 11% year-over-year to $4.3 billion. Subscription spending rose year-over-year, but not enough to offset the declines in every other category. Similarly, for the first half of 2022, spending fell 10% to $26.3 billion, and subscription content was the only category to see growth.

June 2022 Top-Selling Video Games In The US

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Mario Strikers: Battle League*
  4. MLB The Show 22^
  5. Overwatch
  6. Mario Kart 8*
  7. Nintendo Switch Sports*
  8. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  9. Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  10. Minecraft
  11. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  12. F2 2022
  13. Monster Hunter: Rise
  14. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles
  15. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  16. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes*
  17. Sonic Origins
  18. Pokemon Legends: Arceus*
  19. The Quarry*
  20. Spider-Man: Miles Morales

*Digital sales not included

^ Xbox and Switch digital sales not included

2022 Year To Date Best-Selling Games

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Pokemon Legends: Arceus*
  4. Horizon: Forbidden West
  5. MLB The Show 22^
  6. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  7. Gran Turismo 7
  8. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  9. Mario Kart 8*
  10. Madden NFL 22
  11. Nintendo Switch Sports*
  12. Minecraft
  13. FIFA 22
  14. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  15. Monster Hunter: Rise
  16. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  17. Super Mash Bros. Ultimate*
  18. Mario Party Superstars*
  19. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  20. Dying Light 2: Stay Human*
  21. *Digital sales not included

^Xbox and Switch digital sales not included

Trailing 12 Months Ending June 2022

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. Pokemon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl*
  5. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  6. Battlefield 2042
  7. FIFA 22
  8. far cry 6
  9. Pokemon Legends: Arceus*
  10. Horizon: Forbidden West

*Digital sales not included

June 2022 Top 10 Nintendo Games

  1. Mario Strikers: Battle League*
  2. Mario Kart 8*
  3. Nintendo Switch Sports*
  4. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  5. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  6. Fire Emblem: Warriors: Three Hopes*
  7. Pokemon Legends: Arceus*
  8. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles

*Digital sales not included

June 2022 Top 10 PlayStation Games

  1. Elden Ring
  2. MLB The Show 22
  3. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  4. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  5. Horizon: Forbidden West
  6. The Quarry*
  7. Overwatch
  8. Ratchet & Clanks: Rift Apart
  9. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  10. Gran Turismo 7

*Digital sales not included

June 2022 Top 10 Xbox Games

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Overwatch
  4. F1 22
  5. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  6. far cry 6
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  10. Forza Horizon 5

*Digital sales not included

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