US-based market research company, The NPD Group, has shared the Top 10 best-selling video games of 2022 in the US market. To no one’s surprise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 became the best-selling video game of 2022.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 came out in November, and considering the short amount of time it had in 2022 to climb to the top, the game grossed over $1 billion in ten days after its release.
Elden Ring became second best-selling game of the year. Bandai Namco’s blockbuster game has won three major awards in game of the year category; New York Game Awards 2023, Steam Awards 2022, and The Game Awards 2022.
EA’s Madden NFL 23 is the third best-selling game of the year. Despite the game’s bugs and performance issues, Madden NFL 23 fans still purchased the game without hesitation.
|1||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)||Activision Blizzard (Corp)|
|2||Elden Ring||Bandai Namco Entertainment|
|3||Madden NFL 23||Electronic Arts|
|4||God of War: Ragnarok||Sony (Corp)|
|5||LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga||Warner Bros. Interactive|
|7||FIFA 23||Electronic Arts|
|8||Pokemon Legends: Arceus||Nintendo|
|9||Horizon II: Forbidden West||Sony (Corp)|
|10||MLB: The Show 2||Multiple Video Game Manufacturers|
Two Pokémon games made the list, although Nintendo does not share digital sale numbers, which indicates possible higher sale numbers. PlayStation exclusive game God of War: Ragnarok sold 5.1 million copies in five days after its release and became the fastest selling PlayStation game, as the critically acclaimed game gets the fourth spot on the list.
FIFA 23 has dominated the EU region and usually finds itself higher on the lists. Still, considering how popular football (or soccer if you are from the US) is in the US, the seventh place could be viewed as a success.