MultiVersus debuted as the best-selling game in the US last month - IGN

MultiVersus debuted as the best-selling game in the US last month – IGN

Despite being free to play, MultiVersus was the highest-grossing game for July 2022, according to the latest NPD sales report. According to the data, dollar sales were driven by sales of the game’s Founder’s Packs, which give players access to character tickets. , in-game currency and other cosmetic items.

Its success isn’t necessarily a surprise, after the massive beta launch of MultiVersus peaking at over 140,000 concurrent players. In early August, before the game left beta, MultiVersus passed the 10 million player mark.


MultiVersus is a free-to-play crossover platformer in the vein of Super Smash Bros. and Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. It features characters from all over Warner Bros. slate of IP, including representatives from DC, Scooby-Doo, Game of Thrones, and more. Season one is now underway and will feature the addition of Morty from Rick and Morty. DC’s Black Adam and Stripe the Gremlin are also apparently on their way to the game.

Elsewhere in the July 2022 NPD report, Switch-exclusive Xenoblade Chronicles 3 debuted as the best-selling game on Nintendo’s hardware for the month. The game came in fourth overall, trailing MultiVersus, Elden Ring, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

Live A Live, Square Enix’s Switch-exclusive remake of the ’90s JRPG, debuted at #8 on the Nintendo Switch sales chart, failing to crack the top 20 overall. As always, though, it’s worth noting that Nintendo eShop’s sales data is not included in NPD’s rankings.

Elden Ring was still the second best-selling game of July. The game continues to be a huge success, having recently passed 16 million sales. The full lists of July 2022’s best-selling games and YTD’s best-selling games in 2022 are listed below.

The best-selling games of July 2022

  1. MultiVersus
  2. Elden Ring
  3. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  5. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  6. MLB: The Show 22
  7. Mario Kart 8
  8. Digimon Survival
  9. Minecraft
  10. F1 22
  11. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  12. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  14. overwatch
  15. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  16. Nintendo Switch Sports
  17. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  18. Far Cry 6
  19. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
  20. Monster Hunter: Rise

2022 YTD Best Selling Games

  1. Elden Ring
  2. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  3. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  4. Horizon II: Forbidden West
  5. MLB: The Show 22
  6. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  7. Gran Turismo 7
  8. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  9. Mario Kart 8
  10. Madden NFL 22
  11. Minecraft
  12. Nintendo Switch Sports
  13. FIFA 22
  14. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  15. Monster Hunter: Rise
  16. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  17. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  18. Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War
  19. Mario Party Superstars
  20. Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Total spending in the video game industry is down 9% compared to July 2021. Spending since the beginning of the year has reached $30.5 billion, down 10% from last year. The PlayStation 5 led the market in hardware spending last month, but the Nintendo Switch sold the most units.

To learn more, read why the huge success of MultiVersus has some of us thinking that now is the best time to get into fighting games.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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