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FromSoftware‘s critically acclaimed action RPG was the best-selling game in June and has placed first in dollar sales in four of its first five months of availability, NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said on Friday.
NPD recently tipped Elden Ring to end 2022 as the best-selling title in the US market.
NPD Group has retracted the claim, citing incomplete data.
“This is based on an incomplete data set, so we need to retract the second sentence. It should read as follows:
“Elden Ring repeated as the best-selling game of the month, and it remains the best-selling game of 2022 year to date. Elden Ring has placed first in dollar sales in four of its first five months in market.
“We apologize for the reporting error.”
“Elden Ring will finish as 2022’s best-selling premium game in the US market, marking only the 3rd time since 2009 that a Call of Duty franchise release does not lead the market,” Piscatella said last week.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was once again the second best-selling title of the month in the US in June.
On the hardware front, PS5 generated the highest dollar sales of all consoles in both June and the first half of calendar 2022, while Switch led both time periods based on unit sales.
NPD said total consumer spending on game hardware, content and accessories in June 2022 dropped 11% compared to the same month last year.