Skip to main content

March 2022 NPD: Xbox Series X|S and Elden Ring stay on top

Elden Ring Key Art Image
Elden Ring Key Art Image (Image credit: Bandai Namco)

What you need to know

  • The March 2022 NPD results have been released.
  • Xbox Series X|S consoles were the best-selling consoles in dollar sales for the month, while Nintendo Switch was number one in units sold.
  • Elden Ring was again the best-selling game of the month.

The latest NPD results are in, revealing the games and hardware sold through the month of March 2022 in the U.S.

According to NPD analyst Mat Piscatella, fantasy role-playing title Elden Ring again claimed the top spot on the charts, followed closely by Sony's Gran Turismo 7 in second place. FromSoftware and Bandai Namco previously confirmed that Elden Ring has sold over 12 million copies so far, the best of any FromSoftware title by a wide margin. Sony San Diego's MLB The Show 22 made it to fourth place, while Horizon Forbidden West, which held second place in the February 2022 NPD results, fell to the number five spot for March.

As for hardware, Xbox Series X|S consoles took the lead position in dollar sales for March 2022 and the first quarter of the year as a whole, while Nintendo Switch remained the best-selling console in units sold. This was the best

March 2022 NPD: Here are the top 20 games sold in the U.S.

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Gran Turismo 7
  3. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  4. MLB The Show 22**
  5. Horizon Forbidden West
  6. Pokémon Legends Arceus*
  7. WWE 2K22*
  8. Mario Kart 8*
  9. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  10. Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
  11. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands*
  12. Ghostwire: Tokyo
  13. FIFA 22
  14. Minecraft
  15. Madden NFL 22
  16. Triangle Strategy*
  17. Mario Party Superstars*
  18. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*
  19. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  20. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • *Does not include digital sales
  • **MVP and Digital Deluxe Editions only

2022 NPD: Here are the top 20 games sold in the U.S. so far

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Pokémon Legends Arceus*
  3. Horizon Forbidden West
  4. Gran Turismo 7
  5. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  6. Madden NFL 22
  7. Kirby and the Forgotten Land*
  8. Mario Kart 8*
  9. Dying Light 2 Stay Human*
  10. FIFA 22
  11. MLB The Show 22**
  12. Monster Hunter Rise
  13. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  14. Minecraft
  15. Mario Party Superstars*
  16. God of War 2018
  17. Total War: Warhammer 3
  18. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  19. WWE 2K22*
  20. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

That's all for this month's report!

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.