Elden Ring is Now the Best-Selling Game Over The Past 12 Months

Elden Ring has displaced Call of Duty: Vanguard as the best-selling game over the past 12 months.

Published: May 13, 2022 12:01 PM /


Elden Ring

US NPD April 2022 sales have revealed that in just under three months, Elden Ring has become the best-selling game over the past 12 months, shipping 13.4 million units and displacing Call of Duty: Vanguard. This is an incredible achievement, and it doesn't look like Elden Ring is going to slow down either, despite the gaming industry going into a decline so far this year. 2 months ago, the game hit 12 million sales, so at this point it's nearly selling 1 million copies a month, which is still a remarkable pace when Dark Souls 3 has only sold 10 million copies as of 2020. People like hard games, who knew?

For the curious, here are the top games released in the last 12 months:

Lego Star Wars is doing great too.

As for other sales, Nintendo did well for itself yet again, with the Nintendo Switch lifetime US NPD sales having now surpassed those of the PlayStation 4, which makes it the 4th highest "unit selling console in U.S. history". At this point, it only trails the PS2, the Xbox 360, and the Wii.

In regards to April sales, the PlayStation 5 led the month in hardware sales. Nipping at its heels were the Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch, with the Xbox Series generating the highest hardware dollars of any platform year-to-date, followed by the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch.

As for other high-selling game titles, in the month that it's been released, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has achieved the highest launch month dollar sales for any LEGO title in history. After one month, it's also in the top 6 best-selling LEGO games to date. It's also the best-selling title of April 2022 and the #2 best-selling game of 2022 so far. It was the best-selling for Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam platforms, which is a pretty cool stat. Everyone loves LEGO, apparently.

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