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Best-selling video games in the US in April 2022

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During the month of April, consumer spending within the US saw an 8% decline to $4.3 billion compared to last year.

The latest data published by the NPD Group indicates that a decrease in content and accessory spending made the sales of the whole month decline despite the hardware gains. This caused the spending year-to-date to see an 8% lower spending at $18.3 billion compared to the same period last year.

Hardware performed well and saw a sales increase of 16% year-to-year to $343 million. According to an NPD’s VG industry analyst Mat Piscatella, this was due to the improved supply of both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles.

Mat Piscatella also said in a Twitter post that the US market overall remains well above the pre-pandemic baseline.

Nintendo Switch also continued to perform extremely well and is now the fourth best-selling console in the history of the United States when it comes to the total number of units sold. Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console in terms of units sold in the US for April 2022 as well as year-to-date, however, the PlayStation 5 was the best-selling console in April when it comes to value.

Video game accessories saw a 10% sales decline to $151 million this April compared to the same time period last year.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was No.1 in April and is currently the second best-selling game of 2022.

Piscatella informed that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga achieved the highest launch month dollar sales for any Lego title in history, and after one month ranks among the top six best-selling Lego games life-to-date.

The latest LEGO title was followed by FromSoftware’s Elden Ring which continues to sell well and is currently the best-selling video game of 2022 in the US.

Below is the top ten best-selling video games in the US in April 2022:

This Month Last Month Title
1 NEW LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
2 1 Elden Ring
3 4 MLB: The Show 22^
4 3 Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
5 NEW Nintendo Switch Sports*
6 9 Call of Duty: Vanguard
7 5 Horizon II: Forbidden West
8 8 Mario Kart 8*
9 2 Gran Turismo 7
10 6 Pokemon Legends: Arceus*

* Digital sales not included
^ Xbox digital sales not included

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