The game industry numbers for Europe in July 2022 have come in, and Nintendo had yet another excellent month. There’s a lot to break down, but let’s start with the best-selling games of the month.

European GSD July 2022 Top 20 (Digital + Physical)

  1. F1 22 (EA)
  2. Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
  3. FIFA 22 (EA)
  4. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Warner Bros)
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)
  6. Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)*
  7. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Nintendo)*
  8. Mario Strikers: Battle League Football* (Nintendo)
  9. Mario Kart 8: Deluxe (Nintendo)*
  10. NBA 2K22 (2K Games)
  11. The Crew 2 (Ubisoft)
  12. Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
  13. Minecraft Switch Edition (Microsoft)
  14. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)
  15. The Quarry (2K Games)
  16. Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
  17. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Nintendo)*
  18. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (EA)
  19. Gran Turismo 7 (Sony)
  20. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Nintendo)*

(*) Digital data unavailable

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 jumps to No. 3 when only counting physical sales since Nintendo does not share digital sales, No. 1 and No. 2 would be F1 22 and Nintendo Switch Sports, respectively.
  • Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware in July 2022 by a large margin.
  • The highest-selling new release was Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which made it to No. 7.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 launch sales were 27% higher when compared to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition.
  • Overall, sales in July were down due to console stock shortages and a lack of major releases.
  • 8.62 million games were sold in July 2022, that’s 38% down year-on-year, keep in mind that July 2022 encompasses four weeks, while July 2021 was five weeks.
  • 297,420 games were sold across the region in July, a drop of 48% year-on-year.
  • Console sales were down 26% year-on-year.
  • 8.99 million add-on products were sold, a 9.4% drop year-on-year.

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2y ago

Not a surprising list. Good Nintendo representation.