FromSoftware‘s critically acclaimed action RPG was the best-selling game in June and has placed first in dollar sales in four of its first five months of availability, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said on Friday.
NPD recently tipped Elden Ring to end 2022 as the best-selling title in the US market.
A mea culpa. Because the ranked charts do not include the full history for all titles and all platforms - across both physical and digital sales - this note was worded too definitively for what is an incomplete comparable universe. I apologize for the lack of clarity in the note. pic.twitter.com/NuSbSmPEam— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) July 15, 2022
“Elden Ring will finish as 2022’s best-selling premium game in the US market, marking only the 3rd time since 2009 that a Call of Duty franchise release does not lead the market,” Piscatella said last week.
Elden Ring released on February 25 and had shipped 13.4 million units worldwide as of March 31, according to publisher Bandai Namco.
Seeing some confused by the "Premium Games" definition - this just means games with an upfront purchase price and excludes downloadable content/MTX/recurrent post-launch spending. Premium includes whatever upfront price a player must pay before being able to play the game. https://t.co/CydlfpstNn— Mat Piscatella (@MatPiscatella) July 15, 2022
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was once again the second best-selling title of the month in the US in June.
The highest new entry on the monthly software chart sales was Mario Strikers: Battle League for Switch, which came in at No.3.
Other new entries included F1 22 at No.12, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes at No.16, Sonic Origins at No.17 and The Quarry at No.19.
On the hardware front, PS5 generated the highest dollar sales of all consoles in both June and the first half of calendar 2022, while Switch led both time periods based on unit sales.
NPD said total consumer spending on game hardware, content and accessories in June 2022 dropped 11% compared to the same month last year.
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