According to official statistics by NPD Group, Modern Warfare II, is the current 2022’s best-selling Game in the United States, topping Elden Ring’s sales. This announcement comes a few months after its release in October 2022.
Modern Warfare II Best Seller
In a plot twist, the October release has outshined sales of the Game of the Year choice in yesterday’s TGAs. In the video game industry, MWII sales will surpass several significant games released earlier. On that note, it is even more confusing to note that Elden Ring was released earlier in February.
According to NPD, Modern Warfare II has surpassed Elden Ring to become the best selling game of the year in the US. pic.twitter.com/hHbkT7lGyH
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In even more of a twist, the young Game has outwitted titles like God of War Ragnarok and Pokemon Scarlet to become a best-seller. The two games are available on even more platforms than MWII.
In related news, Activision recently revealed that they had recorded $1 Billion in sales in ten days. This record became such a hit that it overtook the 2012’s record owner, Black Ops 2. Black Ops 2 won the title in 2012 after reaching $1 Billion in sales in 15 days.
NPD Top 10 November Sales List
Rankings according to the NPD report are as follows:
- 1st Position – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
- 2nd Position – God of War: Ragnarok by Sony (Corp)
- 3rd Position – Pokemon: Scarlet/Violet (Nintendo)
- 4th Position – Sonic Frontiers by Sony (Corp)
- 5th Position – Madden NFL 23 Electronic Arts
- 6th Position – FIFA 23
- 7th Position – NBA 2K23
- 8th Position – Gotham Knights
- 9th Position – Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- 10th Position – Mario Party Superstars
The annual ranking list also places Modern Warfare II as the best seller. Elden Ring follows in 2nd place. Madden NFL 23, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and God of War: Ragnarok take 3rd, 4th and 5th place consecutively.
After Elden Ring took home the Game of the Year trophy from The Game Awards on Thursday, it may have seemed that it would be the year’s top seller. However, the record-breaking seller, Modern Warfare II, is 2022’s best-selling game in the US.