NPD Group Reveals “Top 10 Most Played Games” of Q1 2022 (US)

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Nintendo has shared a lot of positive news about global hardware and software sales in recent weeks and now the NPD Group has revealed the “top 10” most played video games in the first quarter of 2022.

The only first-party title on Nintendo’s list was Animal Crossing: New Horizons† Other featured games were titles like MinecraftFortnite and Among us† Here’s a little extra detail, via Mat Piscatella of the NPD Group:

Here are the top 10 most played games from Q1 2022 in the US, listed by year of first release. (Source: PlayerPulse of the NPD Group) Half of the top 10 didn’t launch this decade. Elden Ring was on the 20th place were games like Rocket League, World of Warcraft and Skyrim.”

– Minecraft (2009)
– Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
– The Sims 4 (2014)
– Fortnite (2017)
– Among Us (2018)
– Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020)
– Call of Duty: Warzone (2020)
– Madden NFL 22 (2021)
– Call of Duty: Vanguard (2021)
– NBA 2K22 (2021)

According to Nintendo’s most recent financial data, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now the second best-selling Switch game in the world – with 38.64 million units. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe still leads the way with 45.33 million units.

What do you think of the top 10 most played games of Q1 2022 in the US? Have you played any of these titles? Tell us in the comments.

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