The NPD Group has launched their full North American gross sales knowledge for July 2022, and whereas it was one other considerably down month for the business, issues are wanting brighter in some respects. Overall, gamers spent $4.2 billion on video games, extra content material, and {hardware} in July. That represents a year-on-year lower of 9 p.c, though spending is returning to 2020 ranges (2021 was significantly inflated by the pandemic). Interestingly, {hardware} gross sales have been truly up year-on-year (12 p.c) for the primary time shortly, pushed by improved PlayStation 5 provide. Overall, PS5 was #1 in greenback gross sales in July, whereas Switch remained high in unit gross sales.

Turning to the software program aspect of issues, Warner Bros’ hit crossover fighter MultiVersus took the highest spot, whereas Xenoblade Chronicles 3 got here in at #4 (a stable outcome contemplating the game was solely on sale for 3 days throughout the month) and Digimon Survive was #8. Elsewhere, Elden Ring and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga continued their spectacular runs, coming in at #2 and #3 respectively.

Here are July’s high 20 video games based on NPD:

  1. MultiVersus
  2. Elden Ring
  3. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  5. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  6. MLB The Show 22
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. Digimon Survive
  9. Minecraft
  10. F1 22
  11. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  12. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  14. Overwatch
  15. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  16. Nintendo Switch Sports
  17. Call of Duty: Back Ops Cold War
  18. Far Cry 6
  19. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  20. Monster Hunter Rise

And listed here are the top-10 best-selling video games of 2022 to date:

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Pokemon 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
  10. Madden NFL 22

What are your ideas on the July NPD numbers? Anything shock you? Will the provision scenario for PS5 and different next-gen consoles proceed to enhance?

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