LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Tops NPD Charts for April 2022

Elden Ring was the second best-selling title in the US for April and remains the best-selling title of the year to date.

Posted By | On 13th, May. 2022

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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.

Game NameRanking
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga1
Elden Ring2
MLB The Show 223
Kirby and the Forgotten Land4
Nintendo Switch Sports5
Call of Duty: Vanguard6
Horizon Forbidden West7
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe8
Gran Turismo 79
Pokemon Legends: Arceus10
Minecraft11
FIFA 2212
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War13
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate14
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales15
Animal Crossing: New Horizons16
WWE 2K2217
Mario Party Superstars18
Madden NFL 2219
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands20

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