Market research company NDP Group has announced its list of the top ten bestselling video games for 2022. Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 topped the list, unsruprisingly, for both 2022 overall as well as for the month of December. See the full list below.
1 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) Activision Blizzard (Corp)
2 Elden Ring Bandai Namco Entertainment
3 Madden NFL 23 Electronic Arts
4 God of War: Ragnarok Sony (Corp)
5 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Warner Bros. Interactive
6 Pokemon: Scarlet/Violet* Nintendo
7 FIFA 23 Electronic Arts
8 Pokemon Legends: Arceus* Nintendo
9 Horizon II: Forbidden West Sony (Corp)
10 MLB: The Show 22^ Multiple Video Game Manufacturers
Note that digital sales were not included in these rankings for games marked with an asterix (*).
It was also a good year for action-RPG Elden Ring, which found both critical and commercial success in 2022, having taken Game of the Year honors at the The Game Awards 2022.