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NPD has released a new round of sales data today that puts a bow on 2022. First up, we get a look at the games that closed out the year on top. Here’s the top 10 for December 2022. As usual, please remember that Nintendo doesn’t provide digital sales data for these charts.

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Along with that, we have a look at 2022 in total. Here are the games that moved the most units in the United States throughout all of last year.

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No big surprises on both lists, but it’s always nice to see Nintendo snag multiple spots on the charts. It was yet another big year for Switch, and 5+ years into the system’s lifespan, it still manages to bring in tons of game sales!

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!
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ngamer01

This may be the last time the NPD reports on Nintendo:
https://www.tweaktown.com/news/89909/ftc-argues-semantics-creates-new-console-market-that-doesnt-include-nintendo/index.html

This was reported on after Christmas, but before New Year's. The US government no longer considers Nintendo as part of the primary gaming market so instead of the Big 3, it's now the Big 2 (Sony and Microsoft).

kuribo

13d ago

A pretty typical end of year ranking. Sports games, Pokémon, and a few non-tendo AAA games.
Microsoft is lacking in this list. But that may change in the future if they can proceed acquiring Activision.

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sligeach_eire

13d ago

Every month we hear Switch selling gangbusters in the US. It's the leading hardware platform, or it was. I think in recent months PS5 is now generally on top, though Switch barely ended the year on top. I know digital sales aren't included, but I would have thought Switch games would place more on this chart given its dominance. The only 2 Switch exclusives are Pokémon games and not great ones at that. Half the games aren't on Switch, and the couple that are, aren't very good versions, especially looking at you FIFA 23(the Switch version accounts for a negligible percentage of total sales).

I expect Tears of the Kingdom to be in this year's chart and maybe a Mario game if they release one around the movie.


ngamer01

13d ago

This may be the last time the NPD reports on Nintendo:
https://www.tweaktown.com/news/89909/ftc-argues-semantics-creates-new-console-market-that-doesnt-include-nintendo/index.html

This was reported on after Christmas, but before New Year's. The US government no longer considers Nintendo as part of the primary gaming market so instead of the Big 3, it's now the Big 2 (Sony and Microsoft).

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pc2

12d ago

Whoa, Call of Duty rules over all for yet another year. What a shocker.