Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Was The Best-Selling Switch Game In The US Last Year - Nintendo Life

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Pokémon Scarlet and VioletImage: The Pokémon Company

To upwind up past year, NPD Group has shared caller accusation astir video crippled user spending habits successful the US. Apart from Switch being labelled the best-selling strategy of the twelvemonth successful this peculiar market, we've besides got a round-up of the "top 10 best-sellers" (based connected dollar sales) for Nintendo platforms successful 2022.

Unsurprisingly, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet took retired the apical spot. It was followed by Pokémon Legends: Arceus successful 2nd spot and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe successful third. Kirby's caller 3D escapade was successful 4th and Nintendo Switch Sports was fifth. Returning for different twelvemonth was Smash Bros. and Animal Crossing, and further down the database was the third-party typical Lego Star Wars. Splatoon 3 besides made the database successful tenth place. Here's the afloat rundown (via NPD's manufacture expert Mat Piscatella):

NPD - Nintendo Switch 2022Image: via Mat Piscatella connected Twitter / The NPD Group

The NPD Group besides shared Switch crippled merchantability information for the period of December successful the US. Once again, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet was successful the apical spot. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope was successful 3rd place, Sonic Frontiers was successful 5th and Kirby and the Forgotten Land besides got immoderate emotion from Switch owners. Here's the chart:

NPD - Nintendo Switch 2022Image: via Mat Piscatella connected Twitter / The NPD Group

For 2022 overall, the newest procreation of Pokémon was erstwhile again the best-selling Switch game, coming successful sixth place. 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 is successful fifth. Madden NFL 23 and God of War Ragnarok implicit the apical five.

January 2022'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.

NPD - Overall 2022Image: via Mat Piscatella connected Twitter / The NPD Group

It's not each that astonishing to spot S&V predominate the Nintendo crippled database successful the US, aft breaking a fig of series' records worldwide and selling 10 cardinal copies successful the archetypal 3 days. The Switch has besides done good again overall, becoming the biggest-selling console of the twelvemonth successful North America erstwhile again:

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