Europe: The best-selling video games during first half of 2022

Games Industry has announced the best-selling games of 2022 so far in Europe and of course there’s plenty of great games in the top ten. The best-selling game of the year sop far is the crucially acclaimed Elden Ring which is currently on track to scoop the Game of the Year award from a number of gaming outlets, though we shall have to wait and see what the second half of 2022 is like. There are three Nintendo first party games in the top ten (it should be noted that Nintendo doesn’t usually reveal download figures, so these are physical) and they are Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Sports. Altogether 76.1 million games were sold during the first six months, a rise of 13.5% over the same period in 2021. Germany overtook the UK as the biggest gaming market in Europe, with the UK relegated to second. The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling games console, but stock of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S are still low.

European GSD H1 2022 Top 20 Games (Digital + Physical)

Position Title
1 Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
2 FIFA 22 (EA)
3 Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo)
4 Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
5 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)
6 Horizon: Forbidden West (Sony)
7 Gran Turismo 7 (Sony)
8 Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)
9 Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
10 Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)


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