The best-selling games of 2022 have been revealed and many fan-favorite titles have made it to the list. 2022 was an interesting year for gaming, although for some people it may have felt like there weren’t many games, there was a lot to play. Coincidentally, many of the biggest games came out in the first few months of the year and the last few months, so it may have seemed like there was a lot of downtime. However, PlayStation has released two highly anticipated sequels, a new Call of Duty game has been released, Marvel has dropped a blast, and more. It was a better year than some realized and that was reflected in sales.
The NPD revealed the 10 best-selling games of all year 2022 (via Game Spot). Despite analyst predictions Elder ring would take first place, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 came out on top. Considering the shooter shattered records for the franchise and had an interesting rollout that gave players time to enjoy the campaign before the multiplayer release, it probably helped fans get in. Elder ring had an absurdly successful year claiming the second spot on the list, which is really impressive given the genre. War god Ragnarok debuted at number 4, which is quite high for a game that is only on PlayStation consoles. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga debuted at number 5, demonstrating the strength of the beloved franchise. You can view the full list below.
Top 10 best-selling games of 2022 in the US
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
- Elder ring
- Madden NFL 23
- War god Ragnarok
- Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
- Pokemon Scarlet/Violet*
- Pokemon Legends: Arceus*
- Horizon Forbidden West
- MLB The Show 22^
^ Xbox and Switch digital sales not included
* Digital sales not included
It’s quite an impressive list and also shows how much variety there was in 2022. We had great shooters, sports games, narrative adventures and much more. 2023 is already shaping up to be an even better year in gaming with titles like Marvel’s Spider Man 2, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, hogwarts legacy, and Star fieldso we’re probably not short of things to play this year.
What games are you looking forward to in 2023? Let me know in the comments or give me a call Twitter @Cade_Onder.
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