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Nintendo Sales Panic: US NPD Group June 2022 Results – News

A great month for football and soldiers.

The top of the NPD Group’s hardware and software charts appear unchanged, but there’s plenty of action down below in this month’s survey.

All data is based on sales from May 29 to July 2 in dollars, unless otherwise stated. Digital sales for certain third parties are included.

The Switch was the top-selling console in the US by units during the period and also maintained the lead in the first half of 2022. The PlayStation 5 topped the charts in both categories based on revenue.

For software, Nintendo’s first two games both made the top 20: Mario Strikers Battle League (June 10) placed 3rd in the period, while Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes (June 24) won 16th place. Third parties with new software – or in one case, expansions – also benefited in June with Monster Hunter Rise rising to 13th (from 30th in May) thanks to the Sunbreak expansion, Sega’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba just behind in 14th following its Switch launch and Sonic Origins landing in 17th.

For catalog software, Nintendo entries are placed as follows: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 6th, Nintendo Switch Sports 7th, Kirby and the Forgotten Land 8th, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 15th and Pokemon Legends: Arceus 18th. For third parties, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga retained 2nd place in June (behind only Elden Ring for the second consecutive month), MLB The Show 22 4th, Overwatch 5th (after a beta of Overwatch 2) and Minecraft placed 10th.

The 10 best-selling games on Switch:

  1. Mario Strikers: Battle League
  2. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  3. Nintendo Switch Sports
  4. Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  5. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  6. Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
  7. Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  8. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (WB Interactive)
  9. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Sega)