January 2022 NPD — Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the bestselling game of the month

Pokemon Legends Arceus Starters
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What you need to know

  • The NPD group shared the results for January 2022.
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus was the bestselling game of the month in the U.S.
  • The PS5 was the bestselling console of the month, followed by the Xbox Series X|S.

The NPD group shared the latest results for January 2022 on Friday. Mat Piscatella, a senior analyst for NPD, broke down the month's results via Twitter.

In terms of consoles sold, the PS5 took first place in both units and dollar sales, followed by Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. This follows the December 2021 NPD results, which saw the PS5 and Nintendo Switch tied in dollar sales. As for games, Pokémon Legends: Arceus was the bestselling game of the month, followed by Call of Duty: Vanguard and Monster Hunter Rise in second and third place, respectively.

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

  1. Pokémon Legends: Arceus*
  2. Call of Duty: Vanguard
  3. Monster Hunter Rise
  4. Madden NFL 22
  5. God of War (2018)
  6. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  7. FIFA 22
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe*
  9. Rainbow Six Extraction
  10. Battlefield 2042
  11. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
  12. Far Cry 6
  13. Minecraft
  14. NBA 2K22*
  15. Mario Party Superstars*
  16. Animal Crossing: New Horizons*
  17. Forza Horizon 5
  18. Halo Infinite
  19. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  20. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • *Digital sales not included

That's all for this month's report!

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