The NPD Group share gaming market insights every month, and alongside the best-selling games of December 2022, they have also shared the ten best-selling games of the entire year too. There are some caveats to keep in mind with their list. Whilst both physical and digital sales are counted for Xbox and PlayStation consoles, Nintendo Switch data does not include digital sales. Also, MLB: The Show 22 does not share Xbox digital sales, just PlayStation ones.

It has been a great year for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, which held the top spot in December, and also takes the #1 spot for the entire year of 2022. Even without digital sales included, both Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet managed to take spots in the yearly best-sellers, being the only Nintendo entries to crack the competitive chart. Sony also got two exclusives in, with Horizon Forbidden West and God of War Ragnarök being big sellers.

Modern Warfare II trees on fire
The iconic shooter series had no competition on US sales charts with Modern Warfare II.

The full list of the best-selling games of 2022 in the US can be seen below.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  2. Elden Ring
  3. Madden NFL 23
  4. God of War Ragnarök
  5. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  6. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (digitals not included)
  7. FIFA 23
  8. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (digitals not included)
  9. Horizon Forbidden West
  10. MLB: The Show 22 (Xbox and Switch digitals not included)

The best-sellers of December 2022 in the US were as follows.

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  2. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (digitals not included)
  3. God of War Ragnarök
  4. Madden NFL 23
  5. FIFA 23
  6. Sonic Frontiers
  7. Elden Ring
  8. Need For Speed Unbound (debut)
  9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (digitals not included)
  10. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion (debut)

Did you pick up any of these games in December? Let us know in the comments below, and keep your eyes on GameLuster for more gaming news.

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