NPD June 2022: Overwatch and Final Fantasy VII return to the top 20

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Consumer spending on games continues to decline from a year ago, according to industry tracking firm The NPD Group. While subscription spending shows signs of growth, it wasn’t enough to offset the 11% drop in spending on hardware, content and accessories.

Sales in June 2022 dollars, in millions June 2021 June 2022 To change
Total video game sales $4,878 $4,335 -11%
Video game content (physical and digital full game, DLC/MTX and subscription consumption spend on console, cloud, mobile*, handheld, PC and VR platforms) $4,271 $3,789 -11%
video game hardware $401 $371 -8%
Video game accessories $206 $176 -15%
*Mobile expenses provided by Sensor Tower

“In June 2022, consumer spending on video game hardware, content and accessories fell 11% from a year ago, to $4.3 billion,” said NPD analyst Mat Piscatella. . “Growth in subscription spending could not offset declines in other areas of content spending, while spending on hardware and accessories also fell.” The PlayStation 5 generated the highest dollar sales among all platforms, both in June and in the first half of 2022. The Nintendo Switch led both in terms of unit sales.

According to data provided by Sensor Tower, the mobile phone market is also down slightly, but less than in May — it was down 10.7% in June, compared to 12.6% in May. Sensor Tower speculates that the slower decline could be due to the launch of Diablo Immortal, which was in the top 10 in revenue for both stores. Google Play recorded the largest decline, while the App Store saw a small positive year-over-year growth.

Sales in dollars since the beginning of the year 2022, in millions Year-to-date 2021 Year-to-date 2022 To change
Total video game sales $29,287 $26,273 -ten%
Video game content (physical and digital full game, DLC/MTX and subscription consumption spend on console, cloud, mobile*, handheld, PC and VR platforms) $25,720 $23,093 -ten%
video game hardware $2,345 $2,310 -9%
Video game accessories $1,222 $1,050 -14%
*Mobile expenses provided by Sensor Tower

Piscatella added, “First-half spending totaled $26.3 billion, down 10% from the same period in 2021. Subscription content is the only major spending category that showed growth. spending.

NPD June 2022: Top 20 best-selling games of the month in the United States

NPD tracks physical sales at retailers, but it also gets digital data directly from publishers. Not all companies participate. For example, Nintendo does not share its first-party sales and Activision Blizzard does not provide its Battle.net sales.

These charts are sorted by dollar sales – not by number of units sold. And that’s for full game sales and doesn’t include in-game spending.

Rank Last
Month
Rank
All Platforms Editor
1 1 Ring of Elden Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 2 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros Interactive
3 NEW Mario Strikers: Battle League* nintendo
4 5 MLB: The 22 Show ^ Several video game manufacturers
5 57 Surveillance Activision Blizzard (Corp)
6 8 Mario Kart 8* nintendo
seven 3 Nintendo Switch Sports* nintendo
8 6 Kirby and the Forgotten Land* nintendo
9 159 Final Fantasy VII: Remake Square Enix Inc (Corp)
ten 11 Minecraft Several video game manufacturers
11 seven Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
12 NEW F1 22 electronic arts
13 30 Monster Hunter: Rise Capcom United States
14 56 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles Sega
15 14 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* nintendo
16 NEW Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes* nintendo
17 NEW Sound origins Sega
18 ten Pokémon Legends: Arceus* nintendo
19 NEW The career* Take two interactive
20 28 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Company)
*Digital sales not included
^ Xbox and Switch digital sales not included

Unsurprisingly, Elden Ring and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga continue to dominate the charts. According to Piscatella, “Elden Ring ranks among the top 10 best-selling premium games in the US market of all time (dollar sales).”

New games in the charts

One of the interesting quirks of this month, as opposed to previous months, is how many new games make it into the top 20 this month. While the April and May charts largely consisted of previously released titles, five new games made it in June, the highest since March. This is probably due to the number of interesting new releases, which is undoubtedly higher this month than it has been. The best-selling new release is Mario Strikers: Battle League, followed by F1 22, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, Sonic Origins, and The Quarry.

Peak of interest for old titles

The other interesting thing about the June rankings is the number of games in the top 20 that were previously ranked much lower. For example, Final Fantasy VII: Remake was previously ranked 159, but dropped to 9th place this month. This is likely due to the announcement of the sequel, among other promotional events in June to celebrate the original game’s 25th anniversary. According to Piscatella, Final Fantasy VII: Remake was last in the top 20 in May 2020. Other games that recently returned to the charts include Overwatch (from 59th to 5th place), following new details on the sequel; Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles (from 56th to 14th place), which received a Switch release, and Monster Hunter: Rise (from 30th to 13th place), following the expansion’s launch Sunbreak.

NPD June 2022: 20 best-selling games of 2022 so far

Rank Last
Month
Rank
All Platforms Editor
1 1 Ring of Elden Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 2 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros Interactive
3 3 Pokémon Legends: Arceus* nintendo
4 4 Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Company)
5 5 MLB: The 22 Show ^ Several video game manufacturers
6 6 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
seven seven Gran Turismo 7 Sony (Company)
8 8 Kirby and the Forgotten Land* nintendo
9 9 Mario Kart 8* nintendo
ten ten Madden NFL 22 electronic arts
11 13 Nintendo Switch Sports* nintendo
12 12 Minecraft Several video game manufacturers
13 11 FIFA 22 electronic arts
14 14 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Company)
15 15 Monster Hunter: Rise Capcom United States
16 17 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* nintendo
17 19 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* nintendo
18 18 Mario Party Superstars* Pokémon Legends: Arceus*
19 20 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
20 16 Dying Light 2: Stay Human* Square Enix Inc (Corp)
*Digital sales not included
^ Xbox and Switch digital sales not included

NPD June 2022: Top 10 best-selling games of the last 12 months

Rank Last
Month
Rank
All Platforms Editor
1 1 Ring of Elden Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 2 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
3 3 Madden NFL 22 electronic arts
4 4 Pokemon: Shining Diamond/Shining Pearl* nintendo
5 5 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros Interactive
6 6 Battlefield 2042 electronic arts
seven seven FIFA 22 electronic arts
8 8 far cry 6 Ubisoft
9 9 Pokémon Legends: Arceus* nintendo
ten 11 Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Company)
*Digital sales not included

June NPD 2022: Top 10 best-selling Nintendo platform games in the US

Rank Last
Month
Rank
Nintendo Platforms Editor
1 NEW Mario Strikers: Battle League* nintendo
2 4 Mario Kart 8* nintendo
3 1 Nintendo Switch Sports* nintendo
4 2 Kirby and the Forgotten Land* nintendo
5 seven Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* nintendo
6 NEW Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes* nintendo
seven 5 Pokémon Legends: Arceus* nintendo
8 3 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros Interactive
9 6 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* nintendo
ten NEW Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: The Hinokami Chronicles Sega
*Digital sales not included
(Physical and Full Game Digital from Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for Digital Leader Panel publishers) ranked on dollar sales

NPD June 2022: Top 10 best-selling PlayStation platform games in the US

Rank Last
Month
Rank
PlayStation Platforms Editor
1 2 Ring of Elden Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 1 MLB: The Show 22 Sony (Company)
3 4 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros Interactive
4 8 Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Sony (Company)
5 6 Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Company)
6 NEW The career* Take Two Interactive (Corp)
seven 57 Surveillance Activision Blizzard (Corp)
8 18 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Sony (Company)
9 seven Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
ten 5 Gran Turismo 7 Sony (Company)
*Digital sales not included
(Physical and Full Game Digital from Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for Digital Leader Panel publishers) ranked on dollar sales

May 2022 NPD: Top 10 Best-Selling Xbox Platformer Games in the US

Rank Last
Month
Rank
Xbox Platforms Editor
1 1 Ring of Elden Bandai Namco Entertainment
2 2 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros Interactive
3 17 Surveillance Activision Blizzard (Corp)
4 NEW F1 22 electronic arts
5 4 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp)
6 13 far cry 6 Ubisoft
seven 5 Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War Activision Blizzard (Corp)
8 seven Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) Activision Blizzard (Corp)
9 8 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Activision Blizzard (Corp)
ten 9 Forza Horizon 5 Microsoft (enterprise)
*Digital sales not included
(Physical and Full Game Digital from Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for Digital Leader Panel publishers) ranked on dollar sales

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