Update: Original tweet was slightly confusing, but judging from Benji’s tweet it was the Switch which was No.1 for March 2022:
The latest video game charts for the United States are finally here thanks to sales tracker, The NPD Group. The best-selling hardware for the month of March was the Nintendo Switch family of systems and the No.1 game was Elden Ring, which remains the best-selling game of 2022 in the United States. Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the 2nd best-selling game but digital sales aren’t counted. Kirby and the Forgotten Land performed well at retail entering the charts at No.3, though again, digital sales aren’t provided by Nintendo of America. The best-selling accessory for the month was the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller.
|Rank||Last Month Rank||March 2022 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales||Publisher|
|1||1||Elden Ring||Bandai Namco Entertainment|
|2||NEW||Gran Turismo 7||Sony (Corp)|
|3||NEW||Kirby and the Forgotten Land*||Nintendo|
|4||NEW||MLB: The Show 22#||Multiple Video Game Manufacturers|
|5||2||Horizon II: Forbidden West||Sony (Corp)|
|6||3||Pokemon Legends: Arceus*||Nintendo|
|7||NEW||WWE 2K22*||Take Two Interactive|
|8||8||Mario Kart 8*||Nintendo|
|9||6||Call of Duty: Vanguard||Activision Blizzard (Corp)|
|10||NEW||Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin||Square Enix Inc (Corp)|
March 2022 NPD: Top 10 best-selling Nintendo-platform games in the U.S.
|Rank||Last Month Rank||March 2022 Top 10 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar sales||Publisher|
|1||NEW||Kirby and the Forgotten Land*||Nintendo|
|2||1||Pokemon Legends: Arceus*||Nintendo|
|3||2||Mario Kart 8*||Nintendo|
|5||3||Mario Party Superstars*||Nintendo|
|6||5||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*||Nintendo|
|7||4||Animal Crossing: New Horizons*||Nintendo|
|8||8||Super Mario 3D World*||Nintendo|
|9||NEW||Rune Factory 5*||Marvelous Entertainment|
|10||10||New Super Mario Bros.*||Nintendo|
|* Digital sales not included|
Inaccurate. Xbox Series was top in dollars while Switch led units. Mat Piscatella’s tweet clearly states that.
Sickr please retract this article. The Nintendo Switch was and still is the number one selling console of March 2022, in America. The Xbox only made more in money, not consoles sold. 😌.
I have no doubt Kirby and the Forgotten Land will go on to become the best selling entry in the Kirby franchise. And it’s definitely well deserved.
Thank you Sickr, you guys always respond to your loyal readers and new ones as well.
No problem! Thanks for your continued support :)