US NPD: Switch No.1 console for March 2022 No.1 game Elden Ring

by Pierre Bell

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Update: Original tweet was slightly confusing, but judging from Benji’s tweet it was the Switch which was No.1 for March 2022:

March NPD Results

Hardware 1. Switch 2. Xbox Series 3. PlayStation 5

Software 1. Elden Ring 2. Gran Turismo 7 3. Kirby Forgotten Land 4. MLB The Show 22 5. Horizon Forbidden West 6. Pokémon Legends Arceus 7. WWE 2K22 8. Mario Kart 8DX 9. COD Vanguard 10.SOP Final Fantasy Origin pic.twitter.com/gTTlhuMYof

— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) April 25, 2022

The latest video game charts for the United States are finally here thanks to sales tracker, The NPD Group. The best-selling hardware for the month of March was the Nintendo Switch family of systems and the No.1 game was Elden Ring, which remains the best-selling game of 2022 in the United States. Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the 2nd best-selling game but digital sales aren’t counted. Kirby and the Forgotten Land performed well at retail entering the charts at No.3, though again, digital sales aren’t provided by Nintendo of America. The best-selling accessory for the month was the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller.

Rank Last Month Rank March 2022 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher 1 1 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment 2 NEW Gran Turismo 7 Sony (Corp) 3 NEW Kirby and the Forgotten Land* Nintendo 4 NEW MLB: The Show 22# Multiple Video Game Manufacturers 5 2 Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Corp) 6 3 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo 7 NEW WWE 2K22* Take Two Interactive 8 8 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo 9 6 Call of Duty: Vanguard Activision Blizzard (Corp) 10 NEW Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Square Enix Inc (Corp)

March 2022 NPD: Top 10 best-selling Nintendo-platform games in the U.S.

Nintendo Platforms Rank Last Month Rank March 2022 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales Publisher 1 NEW Kirby and the Forgotten Land* Nintendo 2 1 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo 3 2 Mario Kart 8* Nintendo 4 NEW Triangle Strategy* Nintendo 5 3 Mario Party Superstars* Nintendo 6 5 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate* Nintendo 7 4 Animal Crossing: New Horizons* Nintendo 8 8 Super Mario 3D World* Nintendo 9 NEW Rune Factory 5* Marvelous Entertainment 10 10 New Super Mario Bros.* Nintendo * Digital sales not included

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