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This the NPD data for May 2022, which covers the sales for United States. The gaming industry generated $3.680 billion[1].

Overall[]

A total of $216 million for Hardware. This is down 11% from 2021. For video game content, there was a total of $3.332 billion, down 19% from from 2021. For Accessories, there was a total of $131 million, down 7% from 2021. This is the worst month in terms of spending since February 2020.

In terms of hardware, the Nintendo Switch leads in both units and dollar sales. Xbox Series is second in terms of units and revenue, The Switch leads the year in units but the Xbox Series consoles lead in dollar sales. Of the major platforms, only the Xbox Series is showing dollar sales growth.

In terms of software, the Evil Dead: The Game is the biggest new game and the only one in the top 50. Elden Ring returned to the top after being in second in April. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim returned to the top 20 since November 2017 when it launched on the Switch. Steam accounted for half of the title's May sales, For the mobile market, May saw another revenue decline with a 23% reduction from Google Play and 2.6% decline for the App Store. However, the spending for the top 10 earning games increased by 1.3%.

Lists[]

*means no Digital Data

** means no data from certain storefronts such as Battle.net

Overall Top 20[]

  1. Elden Ring
  2. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Nintendo Switch Sports*
  4. Evil Dead: The Game
  5. MLB: The Show 22**
  6. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  7. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  9. Gran Turismo 7
  10. Pokémon Legends: Arceus*
  11. Minecraft
  12. Horizon: Forbidden West
  13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  15. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  16. FIFA 22
  17. Mario Party Superstars*
  18. Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl*
  19. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  20. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Selling Games of 2022 so Far[]

  1. Elden Ring
  2. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Pokémon 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 Deluxe*
  10. Madden NFL 22
  11. FIFA 22
  12. Minecraft
  13. Nintendo Switch Sports*
  14. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  15. Monster Hunter Rise
  16. Dying Light 2: Stay Human*
  17. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  18. Mario Party Superstars*
  19. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  20. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War

Best Selling Games over the Past 12 Months[]

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  3. Madden NFL 22
  4. Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl*
  5. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  6. Battlefield 2042
  7. FIFA 22
  8. Far Cry 6
  9. Pokémon Legends: Arceus*
  10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*

Switch[]

There is no digital data for Nintendo-published games

  1. Nintendo Switch Sports*
  2. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  3. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  5. Pokémon Legends Arceus*
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  8. Mario Party Superstars*
  9. Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl*
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*

Playstation[]

  1. MLB: The Show 22
  2. Elden Ring
  3. Evil Dead: The Game
  4. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  5. Gran Turismo 7
  6. Horizon II: Forbidden West
  7. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  8. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Minecraft

Xbox[]

  1. Elden Ring
  2. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Evil Dead: The Game
  4. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  6. FIFA 22
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  9. Forza Horizon 5
  10. Halo: Infinite

References[]



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