Germany: Top 20 Software for 2022

game (the German Games Industry Association) have shared their report on video games sales in 2022 in Germany. They revealed the Top 20 of the best-selling games in the country (PC and consoles combined).

Nintendo managed to place several exclusives in the Top 20 Software, which is yet another sign of the Nintendo Switch’s popularity (especially as Nintendo do not share any digital sales data, and so only physical sales are counted for the Nintendo Switch titles listed below).

Pokémon Legends: Arceus managed to outsell the almighty Elden Ring (multiplatform title + digital sales included), while Nintendo Switch Sports managed to grab the 7th spot in the Top 20. As for Kirby and for the Forgotten Land, it ranked #9 and was able to outsell God of War: Ragnarok (though the latter released several months later, so a direct comparison isn’t exactly fair).

Next: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. They’re listed separately, and ranked #13 and #11 respectively. Finally, Splatoon 3 landed at #14 with 4 months of sales, and Mario Strikers: Battle League managed to sneak into the Top 20 at #19.

Here’s the Top 20 Software for Germany in 2022:

  1. EA Sports FIFA 23 (Electronic Arts)
  2. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo)
  3. Elden Ring (Bandai-Namco)
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Activision)
  5. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros. Interactive)
  6. Gran Turismo 7 (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  7. Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)
  8. Horizon Forbidden West (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  9. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo)
  10. God of War: Ragnarok (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  11. Pokémon Violet (Nintendo)
  12. EA Sports F1 22 (Electronic Arts)
  13. Pokémon Scarlet (Nintendo)
  14. Splatoon 3 (Nintendo)
  15. WWE 2K22 (Take-Two)
  16. Need for Speed Unbound (Electronic Arts)
  17. NBA 2K 23 (Take-Two)
  18. Tiny Tina’s Wonderland (Take-Two)
  19. Mario Strikers: Battle League (Nintendo)
  20. The Quarry (Take-Two)

NB: data include PC and console sales, as well as digital sales (except for Nintendo games).

Source: game PR (24/01/2023)


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