NPD Reveals Best-Selling Games Of 2022, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Top Switch Charts (North America) - Nintendo Life

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The Nintendo Switch continues to bash precise good crossed the pond, and some December's and 2022's results from the NPD amusement that the Switch made immoderate superior dents successful the charts acknowledgment to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.

NPD expert Mat Piscatella has shared the apical 20 selling games successful the US for 2022, and the newest procreation of Pokémon charts successful sixth spot conscionable 2 months aft it launched. It's conscionable extracurricular of the apical five, wherever dense hitters similar Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Elden Ring instrumentality the apical 2 positions, portion multiplatform deed LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is successful fifth. Madden NFL 23 and God of War Ragnarok implicit the apical five.

But of course, Scarlet & Violet aren't the lone Pokémon games to marque the apical 20. January's Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the Switch's second-best-selling exclusive, portion 3rd is *checks notes* Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (we kid, we cognize this volition ever merchantability good — particularly with 2022's Booster Course Pass). Kirby and the Forgotten Land has done good too, sitting successful 14th up of Nintendo Switch Sports and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

In conscionable December itself, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet were lone bested by Call of Duty, portion Mario Kart 8 and Sonic Frontiers are some wrong the apical 10. The Switch has 8 exclusives wrong the apical ten, and different games similar Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion and Sonic Frontiers person besides done well.

That makes Pokémon Scarlet & Violet the best-selling Switch crippled of the year, and of December. And past month, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Just Dance 2023 Edition some performed well, placing 3rd and 4th respectively.

Neither of these games placed successful the wide apical 10 for 2022, however. A bid of acquainted faces similar Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Mario Party Superstars, and Smash Bros. are each present, with Splatoon 3 (which was the ninth best-seller of December) being the 10th champion seller of the twelvemonth for Nintendo's console.

December 2022 was really a decent period wide for video crippled income — with a 2% summation compared to 2021 — portion hardware income accrued by 16%. Spending, however, is 5% beneath 2021 levels.

For each of the stats regarding 2022 and December past year, cheque retired Mat's Twitter oregon caput connected implicit to the NPD website.

Are you amazed astatine Scarlet & Violet's late-game dominance? Are you expecting it to look successful adjacent year's charts? Let america cognize successful the comments!

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