Tuesday, August 9, 2022

NPD Retracts Statement Regarding Elden Ring as a Top 10 Best-Selling Game of All-Time

UPDATE (7/15/2022, 3:41 pm ET): NPD retracted the statement about Elden Ring entering the 10-best-selling games of all-time citing an “incomplete data set.” You can find the original story listed below. This story’s headline has been updated for clarity.

Elden Ring’s five months on the market have seen it join the 10 best-selling games of all time in the US, the NPD Group reports.

Per the group’s June 2022 report, Elden Ring was the best-selling game of the month, and retained the top spot as the best-selling game of the year so far. The month also saw FromSoftware’s open world action adventure become one of the 10 best-selling premium games in terms of dollar sales — though NPD didn’t share the full top 10 list, making it unclear where Elden Ring ranks.

Elden Ring has topped the dollar sales charts every month since its release with one exception. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga briefly bumped it from that number one position in April, but otherwise it’s been the Elden Ring show since February. The game is projected to be the best-selling game of the year, outpacing Modern Warfare 2, which is scheduled for launch in October.

Other highlights from the NPD report: Overwatch returned to the monthly sales chart for the first time since October 2019, reaching the number five position thanks to the Overwatch 2 beta that began June 28; and a promotional event for its 25th anniversary pushed Final Fantasy VII: Remake to ninth place after a 159th place finish in May.

On the hardware front, though the Switch outsold the PlayStation 5 in terms of units shifted, the latter console made more money. It also saw its dollar sales grow by a double-digit percentage in June, year-over-year.

  1. Elden ring
  2. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Mario Strikers: Battle League*
  4. MLB The Show 22^
  5. over watch
  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

  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. Supermash Bros. Ultimate*
  18. Mario Party Superstars*
  19. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  20. Dying Light 2: Stay Human*

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

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