The NPD Group’s report for video game spending in the United States for April 2022 is in and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has struck big. It was the best-selling title for the month and debuted as the second best-selling title of the year to date. On top of this, the action-adventure title was the best-selling game for the month across Nintendo, Xbox, Steam and PlayStation platforms.
The NPD Group’s executive director and game industry advisor Mat Piscatella revealed (via VentureBeat) 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 6 best-selling LEGO games life to date.” It’s also the first third-party title since Monster Hunter Rise released in March 2021 to become the best-selling game on Nintendo platforms.
As for Elden Ring, it was the second best-selling title of the month and is still the best-selling game of the year to date. In fact, it’s already surpassed Call of Duty: Vanguard as the best-selling premium title for the 12 month period ending April 2022.
Consumer spending as a whole declined by eight percent compared to the same period last year with $4.3 earned. Year-to-date 2022 spending came in at $18.3 billion which is also eight percent lower compared to last year. Check out The NPD Group’s top 20 best-selling games of April 2022 based on dollar sales below.
|LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
|MLB The Show 22
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land
|Nintendo Switch Sports
|Call of Duty: Vanguard
|Horizon Forbidden West
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
|Gran Turismo 7
|Pokemon Legends: Arceus
|Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
|Animal Crossing: New Horizons
|Mario Party Superstars
|Madden NFL 22
|Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands