Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West Enjoy Stellar Debuts in February 2022’s NPD Charts

Elden Ring has instantly become the best-selling game of 2022 so far, while Horizon Forbidden West sets a record for the biggest launch month for a PS5 game in the US.

Posted By | On 11th, Mar. 2022

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The NPG Group has released the data for software and hardware sales in the United States for the month of February 2022, courtesy of NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella on Twitter, and it’s fair to say that it was a pretty big month where new releases are concerned. Elden Ring, which has been dominating headlines as much as it has been dominating sales charts all over the world, topped the February NPD charts as well.

It has, at the same time, also instantly become the highest-selling game of 2022 so far, while it’s also enjoyed the second-best launch period of a game over the last twelve months, behind only Call of Duty: Vanguard, and the fifth best-selling game over that period. FromSoftware’s action RPG also topped the individual Steam and Xbox charts for February, and came in second on PlayStation.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus, which topped last month’s NPD charts, held strong in February as well, coming in at second place. Meanwhile, another major new release for the month, Horizon Forbidden West, took the No. 3 spot (and No. 1 on PlayStation), while also setting a new launch month record for any PS5 game to date in the United States.

Then you have Dying Light 2 Stay Humancoming in at No. 6 in the charts, while Total War: Warhammer 3 takes No. 8 (and No. 2 on the Steam charts). Sega and Creative Assembly’s strategy title has also been available via PC Game Pass since launch.

On the hardware front, the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling console of the month in the US in terms of both, dollar and unit sales, with the Xbox Series X/S coming in second on both fronts. The PS5, meanwhile, is still the best-selling console of the year in terms of revenue, while the Switch is still the best-selling console in terms of units sold.


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