The Top 5 Highest Selling Video Games of 2022

The video game scene has continuously leveled up its standards as time passes by. With the evolution of modern technology, the video games of this generation are pushed to not only their graphical limits, but also their realism and game design. We are currently in an era where video games are more intelligent and more relatable, with groundbreaking narratives and out-of-this-world authenticity which is definitely one for the books. 

With that being said, many fans — both old and new — are definitely aware of this golden age of video games. Here are some of the highest selling video games of 2022 (so far) that had gamers surely drooling.

5. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

With around 13.91 million unit sales as of writing, Pokémon Legends: Arceus was a hit for Nintendo fans. The action role-playing game is one of the latest additions in the hit Pokemon franchise which continues to capture the hearts of gamers all over the world. Preferring to introduce a new system to the Pokémon formula, fans were definitely in for a treat when this title launched in January 2022.

4. Madden NFL 23

Earning the title as the best selling game in the United States in August of this year, the sports video game Madden NFL 23 is yet another hit title which lived up to the hype of awaiting fans especially with the excellent record it had in terms of sales. Simulating the National Footbale League experience, Madden NFL 23 is another beloved addition to many gamers’ list of sports games to look out for.

3. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Reaching around 5 million sales in the first half of 2022, the family-oriented video game LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, is one of the hottest video game titles to come out this year. As the name implies, the video game is based on the events of the iconic Star Wars franchise — and surely enough, gamers were head over heels for this quirky take on the space saga.

2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

Released just in October of this year, the reboot Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 earned over $800 million in the first 24 hours and crossed over the $1 billion mark in the first three days since its release. The first-person shooter video game was a surefire hit with gamers who were craving for the action-packed multiplayer experience that will keep them up for days, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 definitely delivered.

1. Elden Ring

With over 17.5 million units, the action role-playing game Elden Ring was released in February 2022 to much acclaim from both critics and gamers alike. Introducing an addictive open-world system with a breathtaking narrative written with the assistance of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, Elden Ring is currently nominated for multiple Game of The Year awards and rightfully so. With the year coming to a close soon, we definitely have our eyes peeled for the latest updates with regards to Elden Ring’s award-winning run.

By Neil Gregorio

Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.