The dust has settled in the game industry for February 2022, and the final numbers for Europe have come in. It was another banner month for Nintendo, with all sorts of reasons to celebrate.

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus was #1 for the month in Germany
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the best-selling single format game
  • 13.56 million games were sold in European markets, which is 8% up over last Feb.
  • the physical market saw 5.9 million games sold (up 11%)
  • digital accounted for 7.66 million (up 6%)
  • Switch was “comfortably” the #1 console
  • overall hardware sales are down 32% over Jan. and down 44% compared to Feb. 2021
  • specifically, Switch sales are down 14% compared with the same month in 2021
  • Switch sales are up 52% compared to February 2020, which was pre-pandemic
  • Switch Joy-Cons were the third best-selling accessory of the month

Looking for the top 20 software overall for Europe? You can get that full list after the jump.

  1. Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
  2. Horizon Forbidden West (Sony)
  3. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo)
  4. FIFA 22 (EA)
  5. Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Techland)
  6. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  7. Total War: Warhammer 3 (Sega)
  8. Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo)*
  9. XCOM 2 (2K Games)
  10. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
  11. F1 2021 (Codemasters)
  12. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
  13. Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain (Nintendo)*
  14. NBA 2K22 (2K Games)
  15. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft)
  16. Call of Duty: Vanguard (Activision Blizzard)
  17. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo)*
  18. Minecraft: Nintendo Switch edition
  19. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (Nintendo)*
  20. Just Dance 2022 (Ubisoft)

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